Policy 08.04b

A BALANCED LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM

 

K-3

An adaptation of Michael Halliday’s model, “Learning to mean-Explorations in the development of language.”  --1985

 

 

 

                 

Inquiry

Reading for meaning and writing for a variety of audiences and purposes.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Learn About Language

            (Highlights more explicit teaching)

20-30 minute guided reading /writing strategy lessons

5-10 minute mini lessons

Teacher/student conferences

Writing engagements

Phonics/spelling/grammar/vocabulary

 

 

 

Shared reading and prewriting

 

 

 

Learn Language

Independent Reading

Read aloud

Choral Reading

Buddy Reading

Poetry Reading

Oral Reading

Independent Reading

 

Author and genre

 

 

 

 

Literature logs,

Reading records, responsive journals,

Reflective writing

 

 

 

Learn Through                                                  Literature

Literature discussion

Literature circles

Response to literature

Inquiry studies

Theme units