Balanced Literacy incorporates all reading approaches realizing students need to use multiple strategies to become proficient readers. Balanced literacy combines phonemic awareness, phonics, word study, vocabulary, and reading comprehension strategies. It provides and cultivates the skills of reading, writing, thinking, speaking and listening for all students.
A Balanced Literacy Program includes:
· Modeled Reading (Reading Aloud)
· Shared Reading
· Guided Reading
· Independent Reading