Balanced Literacy Overview

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Balanced Literacy Overview

  1. 1. What is it? Balanced Literacy
  2. 2. Balanced Literacy <ul><li>A comprehensive, differentiated approach to reading and writing instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>A framework designed to help all students learn to read and write effectively, releasing responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient use of time </li></ul><ul><li>Program has 3 components </li></ul><ul><li>READING , WRITING & LANGUAGE/WORD STUDY </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Read Aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Modeled Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Writing </li></ul>Language/Word Study Handwriting Phonemic Awareness Spelling Instruction Phonics Instruction Vocabulary Instruction Primary Classroom
  4. 4. Intermediate Classroom <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Circles </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Modeled Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Investigations </li></ul>Language/ Word Study Spelling Instruction Current Events Vocabulary Instruction Handwriting Read Aloud Shared Reading & Writing
  5. 5. Teacher reads selections aloud to students Read Aloud
  6. 6. Shared Reading Teacher & students read text together Primary
  7. 7. Guided Reading Teacher works with small, flexible groups of children who have similar reading strengths & needs.
  8. 8. Students gather together to discuss a piece of literature in depth Literature Circles Intermediate
  9. 9. Independent Reading Students read appropriate self-selected books independently
  10. 10. Students are taught rules, expectations and tasks for participation in each center. Literacy Centers
  11. 11. Reading Primary Intermediate Read Aloud  Shared Reading  Guided Reading   Independent Reading   Literature Circles 
  12. 12. Modeled Writing Teacher demonstrates a writing strategy, skill or convention of written language
  13. 13. Shared Writing Teacher & students collaborate to write text; teacher acts as a scribe
  14. 14. Interactive Writing Teacher & students compose text together sharing the pen. Primary
  15. 15. Guided Writing Teacher works with a group of students with similar strengths & needs
  16. 16. Independent Writing Students write independently
  17. 17. Teacher provides guidelines, a structure & a timeline for projects while students research a topic . Investigative Writing Intermediate
  18. 18. Writing Primary Intermediate Shared Writing  Independent Writing   Guided Writing   Interactive Writing  Investigative Writing 
  19. 19. Teacher provides instruction on developing word knowledge. Language/Word Study
  20. 20. Components of Language/Word Study <ul><li>Phonemic Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Phonics Instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Handwriting </li></ul>Primary
  21. 21. Components of Language/Word Study <ul><li>Interactive Edit </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Handwriting </li></ul><ul><li>Test Reading/Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Current Events </li></ul><ul><li>Modeled or Shared Reading/Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Readers’ Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Choral Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry Share </li></ul><ul><li>Word Study </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Read Aloud </li></ul>Intermediate
  22. 22. Most Memorable Book <ul><li>Does the book delight me? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the words captivate me? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the tale horrify me, make me feel dread, make me laugh? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the story resonate? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I want to share it? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I walk away with something in my head, welded to me heart? </li></ul><ul><li>Did it make me a wiser person? </li></ul>

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