Balanced Literacy

Guided reading is an important component of the balanced literacy framework.

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What is Balanced Literacy?
Balanced Literacy is a framework used to ensure all students learn to read and write effectively. This balance allows each student to reach his or her fullest potential in the areas of reading and writing without frustration.

You will see the following components within each K-5 classroom:
Reading Aloud (Whole Class)
Shared Reading (Whole Class)
Guided Reading (Small Group)
Independent or Paired Reading