Balanced Literacy

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn Balanced Literacy...
"...all aspects of reading, writing, speaking, and listening receive appropriate emphasis." (Routman, 2000)
  • Provides students daily opportunities to engage in reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • Includes meaningful literacy activities
  • Explicitly demonstrates reading, writing, and thinking processes
  • Maintains safe, well-organized, collaborative classrooms
  • Is differentiated
  • Views teachers as informed decision-makers
  • Guides and supports students in becoming lifelong learners