Monthly Archives: January 2015

3101, 2015

3 Reasons To Write Aloud (Modeled Writing)

Part 5 of 6: Balanced Literacy

You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page.
You can’t edit a blank page.
Jodi Picoult

Writing aloud is synonymous with modeled writing. Modeled writing is an important component to balanced literacy.
Balanced Literacy involves the following:
Guided Reading
Reading Aloud
Self Selected Reading
Word Work
Modeled Writing- This post
Independent […]

2401, 2015

Making Words-Nuts & Bolts to Reading

Making Words

4 of 6 in series- Balanced Literacy

We live and breathe words. – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

Good readers use multiple strategies while struggling readers tend to cling to one. (Generally, poor readers cling to decoding which I call “hiss and spit – sounding out words.”) I find most children don’t know how to blend […]

1201, 2015

Self Selected Reading in 7 steps.

Part 3 of 6 – Balanced Literacy

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”
~ Maya Angelou, poet

This is the 3rd post in a series of 6 titled: Balanced Literacy
Balanced Literacy consists of the following: Guided Reading, Reading […]

Enjoy this blog? Please follow us!