Balanced Literacy Essentials

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

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.

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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. Bala...read more

About the Author(s)

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.

Dr. Terry Anne Campbell is a professor in the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University. A storyteller and elementary teacher before joining the department of teacher education at Nipissing, Terry’s work centres on the theory and practice of reading, writing, and talk.

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

Product Details

Grade Range: K-6
Media: 160 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print Bundle
Year: 2012
Item No: 8275Item No: 8837Item No: B275
ISBN: 978-155138-275-3ISBN: 978-155138-837-3ISBN: 978-15513B-275-3

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