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    What is Balanced Literacy?

    Balanced Literacy incorporates all reading approaches realizing students need to use multiple strategies to become proficient readers.


    What is its purpose?

    It provides and cultivates the skills of reading, writing, thinking, speaking and listening for all students. A Balanced Literacy Program includes:

    • Modeled Reading and Modeled Writing

    • Shared Reading and Shared Writing

    • Guided Reading and Guided Writing

    • Independent Reading and Independent Writing



    What is Guided Reading?

    Guided reading is an instructional approach that involves a teacher working with a small group of students who demonstrate similar reading behaviors and can all read similar levels of texts.

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