There are many variations of balanced literacy. The main consistencies are that balanced literacy includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In addition, the main blocks of balanced literacy are known as Read-Aloud/Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Word Study, and Independent Reading.
- For your final assignment, you will create a balanced literacy lesson plan for grades pre-K to third. In a 10- to 12-page paper (not including title and reference pages) written in APA style, include the following components: Grade Level (pick a grade from pre-K to third)
- Anchor Standard
- Text—include author/illustrator, title, brief summary
- Complete this chart. Make sure all your activities support each other and align with the anchor standard. See below for guidance/prompts.
Balanced Literacy Block
6.Describe how your activities support the anchor standard.
7.Describe your assessments. How do these assessments evaluate students’ reading skills and/or progress?
8.Discuss the benefits of teaching from a balanced literacy approach.