This is Balanced Literacy.
The idea of balanced literacy is a relic from the reading war days; it used to be understood as simply reading and writing—and there is a connection there. But balanced literacy is so much more than that—it’s an entire approach to literacy instruction that calls for teachers to understand the nuances of reading and writing skills development.
In this video, authors Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Nancy Akhavan discuss what balanced literacy is in the modern classroom and how you can develop your students’ skills in literacy processes.
For more information, please check out This Is Balanced Literacy, Grades K-6.