Balanced Literacy

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Balanced Literacy by Mind Map: Balanced Literacy

1. What it is:

1.1. An approach to teaching literacy that uses authentic texts and tasks with a heavy emphasis on writing, comprehension, reader response, and literature while also including phonics, word identification, spelling, and writing.

1.2. A comprehensive view of literacy that combines explicit instruction, guided practice, collaborative learning, and independent reading and writing

2. Teacher's role:

2.1. Making decisions moment by moment on the best way to proceed with instruction

2.2. Reading a text to whole or small groups

2.3. Working with small guided reading groups

2.4. Differentiating instruction

2.5. Monitoring students working independently at centers and reading and writing independently

3. Components:

3.1. Interactive read aloud: whole and small group instruction

3.2. Shared reading: whole and small group instruction

3.3. Guided reading: small group instruction

3.4. Literacy centers: independent or small group work

3.5. Independent reading and writing: independent work

4. Organization and implementation:

4.1. Classroom instruction typically includes a daily literacy routine of interactive read-alouds/shared reading, guided reading, language and literacy centers, and independent reading and writing

4.2. Teachers need books and resources