The balanced literacy program : my two units for a balanced classroom : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

Thumbnail Image
White, Renee A.
Kragler, Sherry
Issue Date
Thesis (B.?.)
Honors College
Other Identifiers

After researching the different definitions of the balanced literacy approach to teaching, I have created a summary of the information I learned. Since I hope to teach fifth grade I focused on what the balanced approach looks like in the intermediate grades to create my thesis. Learning that the focus moves to comprehension and response activities, I created teaching guides for two units. Included are a unit centered around the prejudice during World War II and another unit that is an author study on Avi. I have an introduction to these guides that includes how the groups would work, how I would group the children, rationale for choosing the novels, standards addressed, activities to do to teach each standard, graphic organizers and activity sheets for some of these lessons, and how I would teach vocabulary. All of these parts combine to form the comprehension portion of the balanced reading approach to literature that I will emphasize in my classroom.