Ranson IB Middle SchoolBalanced Literacy Wiki

The Common Core State Standards do not suggest any particular teaching practice or pedagogy. For this, we need to rely on all of the research completed on best literacy instructional practices. We know that balanced literacy provides us a structure to consider all students' needs and will allow us to meet the CCSS demands.

Through all of the components of balanced literacy, we will be able to develop our students into independent readers of high complex text. We will be able to model and monitor reading strategies, build skill and stamina with both narrative and expository text. These components utilize a gradual release of responsibility model that allows for the necessary scaffolding that creates independent readers.

Balanced Literacy Framework and Components