Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Nancy Akhavan reclaim the term and the meaning of “balanced literacy.” These expert educators analyzed the research and put the misconceptions around balanced literacy to rest. Fisher, Frey and Akhavan believe that balanced literacy must include an array of balance
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This is balanced literacy.
Join reading experts Nancy Akhavan, Doug Fisher, and Nancy Frey as they outline the essential evidence-based approaches that define the balance for your students.
Hear Douglas Fisher discuss his latest work in the area of balanced literacy. He explains why he’s been giving the matter of teacher credibility more attention. Listen now.
Watch Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Nancy Akhavan discuss how to strike the right balance so that all students can learn to their maximum potential. Watch now.
"The term balanced literacy has been in use for several decades... The question is, what is in balance? And the answer to that has changed significantly over the past several decades." Read blog.
"Balanced literacy not only means meeting students in groups based on assessment results, it also means varying the types of groups you routinely use during instruction each week." Read blog.
"Balanced literacy is more than grouping students... But grouping for instruction is important and, sadly, neglected. Assessment information, used formatively, allows teachers to make adjustments in real time to keep learning moving forward." Read blog.
Available in paperback and electronic versions, This Is Balanced Literacy walks readers through all aspects of a truly balanced literacy classroom. View the Table of Contents, read reviews, and preview the first 20 pages. This Is Balanced Literacy includes over 100 minutes of classroom and author video.
The Balanced Literacy On-Your-Feet Guides provide teachers with an easy-to-use reference while in the moment of teaching. Covering the main components of balanced literacy, On-Your-Feet Guides include tips on how to prepare before, during, and after instruction as well as how to assess each area.
Balanced Literacy Workshops help teachers develop evidence-based approaches to implement balanced literacy in elementary classrooms.
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