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Bringing Balanced Literacy Into Primary, Intermediate and Upper Grade Classrooms

Instructional Strategies

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The High Quality Literacy Instruction Handbook

The High Quality Literacy Instruction Handbook is an essential starting point for literacy instruction. There are several instructional strategies that are focused upon in the gold book. In the introduction or re-visiting of a new concept, one needs a starting point. These areas of instruction listed below, all drawn directly from the High Quality Literacy Instruction Handbook will provide a framework to focus literacy instruction:

Read Aloud



Guided Reading: Small Group Instruction with Instructional Level Text

Guided Reading: Asking Higher Order Thinking Questions

Engaging Students in Sustained Collaborative Discussion

Writing to Learn

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