What is Balanced Literacy?”

Introduction to Balanced LiteracyIntroduction to Balanced LiteracyRead the following short web articles about balanced literacy:

    1. What is balanced literacy? 
  1. Balanced Literacy Instruction: A Truce for the Reading War?
  2. Components of balanced literacy.
    1. Bennet, C. (n.d.). What is balanced literacy? [Presentation slides]. Retrieved from http://www.wresa.org/ERR/Module%201.pdf
    2. Marshall, P. (n.d.). Balanced instruction. Retrieved from http://www.k12reader.com/balanced-literacy-instruction/
  1. Methuen Public Schools. (n.d.). Components of balanced literacy. Retrieved from http://www.methuen.k12.ma.us/images/ELA_Mapping/Balanced Literacy Model.pdf

Now, find and read an article published post-2000 about balanced literacy in a peer-reviewed journal from the International Reading Association. The Ashford University Library has access to these journals. (Challenge: Find an article that does not support balanced literacy.)

  • Create a PowerPoint  (or feel free to use another digital tool with instructor approval).  Your presentation title is “What is Balanced Literacy?” 
  • Describe what you have learned about balanced  literacy. Pretend you will be presenting this workshop to brand new teachers from another country. 
  • You will be presenting at least ten slides, not including title and reference slides.
  • On the last slide, include a list of sources in APA style.