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Balanced Literacy

Is the key

Park Shore’s Balanced Literacy Program is a comprehensive program of language arts acquisition. It contains all of the components necessary for students to master written and oral communication. The areas of emphasis include reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing. Balanced Literacy begins with creating a genuine appreciation for good literature. It includes teaching phonics, grammar skills, reading and comprehensive strategies, and writing forms and skills. Direct and indirect reading instruction, shared reading, and independent reading experiences are provided.

Components of Balanced Literacy are:

• Reading Aloud
• Shared Reading
• Guided Reading
• Independent Reading
• Modeled or Interactive Writing
• Shared Writing
• Guided Writing
• Independent Writing

Park Shore’s long-range goal is for our students to be proficient readers, writers, speakers and to be life-long learners.