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  • 1. Presented by : Hazel-Ann Lewin Sharlene Wilson
  • 2.  It is a comprehensive program of language arts acquisition. It contains all of the components necessary for students to master written and oral communication.  Balanced Literacy incorporates all reading approaches realizing students need to use multiple strategies to become proficient readers.
  • 3.  In a balanced approach to literacy instruction, teachers integrate instruction with authentic reading and writing and experiences so that students learn how to use literacy strategies and skills and have opportunities to apply what they are learning.
  • 4. Reading  Phonics and Other Skills  Strategies  Vocabulary  Comprehension  Literature  Content-Area Study  Oral Language  Writing  Spelling 
  • 5.  • • • • 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
  • 6.  Reading to children: read alouds help to internalize sentence structure and "book language" concepts, provide motivation to learn to read, a sense of story structure, vocabulary concepts, build prediction skills, and provide a proficient reader model.
  • 7.  Writing for children: teacher-modeled models how phonics works, models conventional spelling, models mechanics of writing aids in understanding the reciprocity of reading and writing.  Helps in hearing/sequencing sounds in words, and develops print concepts. 
  • 8. Teachers Should Use a Variety of Assessment Tools: • teacher observations • oral reading samples • writing samples • spelling samples • portfolios • as well as standardized and other tests. 
  • 9.  teachers who know students individually provide many kinds of support, enabling students to move to higher levels of reading and literacy development.
  • 10.  A balanced literacy plan is most effective when children are given direct instructional support and a variety of daily reading and writing experiences that are needed in the complex process of becoming independent readers and writers.
  • 11. reading  writing  speaking  listening  viewing 
  • 12.  Engagement and motivation are crucial components for children as they learn to read. Adults must foster joy in and purposefulness for reading because children will not become proficient readers if they do not enjoy the experience or see any value in it.
  • 13.  Balanced Literacy ‘Practical strategies to help you build a truly balanced classroom literacy program by Dorothy Strickland’