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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:50 AM

Balanced Literacy Approach - The MPS K-5 Literacy Framework is a balanced literacy approach using the Benchmark Advance curriculum through the Reader's and Writer's Workshop instructional model. This approach is an integrated and comprehensive standards-based literacy program for all elementary students. A Language Skills Block allows a teacher the opportunity to target specific language skills. This approach seeks to find an appropriate balance of all components and elements of literacy instruction. For the purposes of the MPS Literacy Framework, balanced literacy includes an articulation of grade level standards for reading, writing, speaking, and listening that utilizes the instructional strategies below: 
  • Modeled reading and writing ("to" students)
  • Shared reading and writing ("with" students)
  • Guided reading and writing