Balanced Literacy        reading_photos_017

In Balanced Literacy...
"...all aspects of reading, writing, speaking, and listening receive appropriate emphasis." (Routman, 2000)

Balanced Literacy...

  • provides students daily opportunities to engage in reading, writing, speaking, and listening 
  • includes meaningful literacy activities
  • explicitly demonstrates reading, writing, and thinking processes
  • maintains safe, well-organized, collaborative classrooms
  • is differentiated
  • views teachers as informed decision-makers
  • guides and supports students in becoming lifelong learners