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Balanced Literacy Essentials

Weaving Theory into Practice for Successful Instruction in Reading, Writing, and Talk

Michelann Parr and Terry Campbell

Balanced Literacy Essentials shows teachers how to create a literacy program that balances the components of language arts with the power of meaningful interaction with students.

 

Product Details

  • Author: Michelann Parr and Terry Campbell
  • ISBN: 978-155138-275-3
  • Year: 2012
  • Media: 160 pp/paper
  • Grade Range: K-6
  • Item No: WEB-8275

Balanced Literacy Essentials shows teachers how to create a literacy program that balances the components of language arts with the power of meaningful interaction with students. Based on the latest learning theories, this timely resource is full of simple ways teachers can nurture meaningful reading, writing, and talk in today's classroom. The book provides an overview of reading instruction, techniques for supporting writers; and poetry, storytelling, and drama activities. Balanced Literacy Essentials offers the background and strategies teachers need to encourage students to question, discover, and learn.

Table of Contents

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1. The Art of Navigation in Teaching
2. A Community for Learning Success
3. Literacy Workshops: Where Theory and Practice Meet
4. Constructive, Accountable Talk
5. The Modelling of Literate Behaviors
6. A World of Texts for the Reading
7. Writing to Be Read
8. Play with Language as Earprint: Poetry
9. A Dynamic Way of Knowing: Drama
10. Acts of Co-creation: Storytelling
References
Index

About the Authors

Terry Campbell
Terry Campbell began her career as a storyteller and teacher in elementary classrooms. She has extensive training in early literacy intervention and is passionate about working with students who struggle to read and write. >more

Michelann Parr
Michelann Parr began her teaching career in elementary classrooms. She has extensive training in early literacy intervention and is passionate about working with students who struggle to read and write. >more

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