ERIC Number: ED435967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Balanced Reading Program: Helping All Students Achieve Success.
Blair-Larsen, Susan M., Ed.; Williams, Kathryn A., Ed.
This book explains the methodologies, techniques, strategies, and knowledge base necessary to achieve a balanced reading program. The book's contributors define the key elements in a balanced reading program and provide guidelines for implementing a balanced instructional program in the classroom. Following an introduction which addresses essential elements of a balanced program, chapters in the book are: (1) "The Perspective of the Balanced Approach" (Dixie Lee Spiegel); (2) "Balancing Vocabulary Instruction with Teacher-Directed and Student-Centered Activities" (Richard A. Thompson); (3) "Comprehension Instruction in a Balanced Reading Classroom" (Susan M. Blair-Larsen and Kerry M. Vallance); (4) "Literature in a Balanced Reading Program" (Eileen M. Burke); (5) "Assessing Literacy Learners: A Tale of Two Children" (Delores E. Heiden); (6) "Achieving a Balance in First-Grade Instruction" (E. Jo Ann Belk); (7) "Implementing a Balanced Beginning Reading Program in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms" (Jan E. Hasbrouck and Milly Schrader); (8) "Balanced Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School: The West Hanover Story" (Barbara A. Marinak and William A. Henk); and (9) "The Balancing Act: Balanced Reading Instruction in Action" (Kathryn A. Williams). (NKA)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.