What is Balanced Literacy?

Balanced Literacy incorporates all reading approaches realizing students need to use multiple strategies to become proficient readers.
It provides and cultivates the skills of reading, writing, thinking, speaking and listening for all students. A Balanced Literacy Program includes:

  • Modeled Reading (Reading Aloud) and Modeled Writing
  • Shared Reading and Shared Writing
  • Guided Reading and Guided Writing
  • Independent Reading and Independent Writing                

Resources for Balanced Literacy: