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Balanced
                                                                 Literacy
                                       ...
Children become
   real readers by
reading high-quality
   texts, hearing
others read fluently,
and by authentically
  int...
Balanced Literacy Consists of…

           Read Aloud
           Shared Reading
           Guided Reading
           L...
Fitting it all in…
    Time              Subject                       Balanced Literacy Element
                Morning P...
Benefits of Read Alouds
           Students are introduced to a
           variety of texts
           Students hear flu...
Shared Reading
Shared reading creates a
  safe environment for
students to read aloud a
          text.

           Big
bo...
R guided reading, the teacher reading of
    “In                               guides
G   small groups of students in the
...
Independent Reading

           Students read texts that they
            have chosen.
           Books should be “Good ...
Modeled Writing

 The teacher writes
  in front of the
  students.


 Teacher often shares
  her thinking as she
  goes ...
Guided Writing
      In guided writing, the teacher works with
   small groups of students and teaches them a
     writing...
Independent Writing

 Students are
  expected to choose
  their own topics.
 Students go through
  the writing process a...
Students are given weekly
    spelling tests. Each child is
    expected to learn five new
    words each week.

    Stude...
Assessments
     Informal Assessments
Listening In
Turn and Talk
Running Records                      Formal Assessments
H...
Rubrics




Rubrics are often used to evaluate
students’ academic achievement
and growth.
Types of
Grouping
How You Can Help

     At Home               At School

• Read aloud to       • Be a guest reader
  your child daily    • ...
Literary Websites

Check out the following websites to learn more ways in
which you can help your child:
www.readingrocket...
Works Cited

Graves, M.F., Juel, C., & Graves, B.B. (2007). Teaching reading in the 21st century.
    Boston, MA: Pearson ...
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  1. 1. Balanced Literacy Program By: Lizzie Pope “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” --Emilie Buchwald
  2. 2. Children become real readers by reading high-quality texts, hearing others read fluently, and by authentically interacting with texts.
  3. 3. Balanced Literacy Consists of… Read Aloud Shared Reading Guided Reading Literature Circles Independent Reading Modeled Writing Interactive Writing Guided Writing Independent Writing Spelling and Word Study
  4. 4. Fitting it all in… Time Subject Balanced Literacy Element Morning Procedures Independent Writing – Journaling 8:40 – 9:00 Independent Reading Book Selection Modeled Writing, Interactive Writing, Independent 9:00 – 10:00 Writer’s Workshop Writing, Guided Writing, & Read Aloud Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Literature Circles, 10:00 – 11:30 Reading Block Work Stations, Independent Reading, Read Aloud & Word Study 11:30 – 12:15 Lunch/Recess 12:15 – 12:45 Word Study Spelling & Word Study 12:45 – 1:05 Independent Reading Self-Selected Reading & Reading Conferences 1:05 – 1:35 Special Area Class Shared Reading, Read Aloud & Word Study 1:20 – 1:50 Intervention Groups Reading Interventions & Enrichment 1:50 – 2:50 Math Shared Reading& Independent Writing 2:50 – 3:20 Content Area Dependent upon the lesson
  5. 5. Benefits of Read Alouds Students are introduced to a variety of texts Students hear fluent reading Teacher shares her thinking (Think Alouds) Students are provided with quality writing models Creates a sense of community
  6. 6. Shared Reading Shared reading creates a safe environment for students to read aloud a text. Big books, charts, individual copies or an overhead transparency of a text may be used for shared reading.
  7. 7. R guided reading, the teacher reading of “In guides G small groups of students in the e texts that offer a bit, but not too much of a u challenge for them.” (Graves, 256) a i d d i e n d g
  8. 8. Independent Reading  Students read texts that they have chosen.  Books should be “Good Fits”  Meet their need (to inform, entertain, or persuade them)  Match their interests  At an appropriate reading level  Students are given time to actually read.  Students are encouraged to get comfortable.
  9. 9. Modeled Writing  The teacher writes in front of the students.  Teacher often shares her thinking as she goes through the writing process.
  10. 10. Guided Writing In guided writing, the teacher works with small groups of students and teaches them a writing strategy. These groups are formed based on a similar need. During interactive writing, the teacher and the students may “share the pen.” The class may share ideas and write a piece together. Or, the students and teacher may write back and forth with one another, possibly in journals, on charts or sticky notes. Interactive Writing
  11. 11. Independent Writing  Students are expected to choose their own topics.  Students go through the writing process at their own pace.  Published pieces are assessed using a rubric.
  12. 12. Students are given weekly spelling tests. Each child is expected to learn five new words each week. Students student vocabulary in context and explore word parts, Greek & Latin roots, and make words during word study time. Spelling and Word Study
  13. 13. Assessments Informal Assessments Listening In Turn and Talk Running Records Formal Assessments Hand Signals DIBELS Journals SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) Self-Evaluations Acuity ISTEP+ Comprehension Tests Published Writing Presentations
  14. 14. Rubrics Rubrics are often used to evaluate students’ academic achievement and growth.
  15. 15. Types of Grouping
  16. 16. How You Can Help At Home At School • Read aloud to • Be a guest reader your child daily • Share your • Provide a variety expertise of texts for your • Listen to child students read • Write letters and notes to your child
  17. 17. Literary Websites Check out the following websites to learn more ways in which you can help your child: www.readingrockets.org Reading Rockets provides many resources for children that are struggling with reading. www.rif.org Reading is Fundamental contains a lot of research-based strategies on how you can help your child. www.colorincolorado.org A great website aimed at helping English Language Learners become literate.
  18. 18. Works Cited Graves, M.F., Juel, C., & Graves, B.B. (2007). Teaching reading in the 21st century. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. Trelease, J. (2008). Jim trelease's home page. Retrieved from http://www.trelease-on-reading.com

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