Balanced Literacy Essentials

Balanced Literacy Essentials

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This practical book offers teachers a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction that puts students at the centre of the learning process. Based on the latest learning theories, the book provides: an overview of the nuts and bolts of reading instruction ; techniques for supporting writers ; poetry, storytelling, and drama activities that foster alternate ways of learning ; language experiences that guide students from traditional learning to our complex digital world. This book offers the background and strategies teachers need to encourage students to question, discover, and learn. Thoughtful and inspiring, the book helps educators reflect on their role as teacher and better meet the literacy needs of all their students.For example, to introduce the genre of nonsense verse or maybe fantasy, engage the class in a whole-group choral reading of a€œHey ... Mini-lessons and anchor chart use Mini-lessons are teacher-initiated, whole-group instructional sessions foranbsp;...

Title:Balanced Literacy Essentials
Author:Michelann Parr, Terry Campbell
Publisher:Pembroke Publishers Limited - 2012


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