Balanced Literacy: Activities & Examples


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____ focuses on explicitly teaching the parts of language.

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1. Balanced literacy is a combination of ____ and ____.

2. When a teacher reads aloud and students follow along silently, it is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Balanced literacy is one of several ways that reading can be taught, and this quiz and worksheet can help you evaluate what you have studied about this topic. You will be quizzed on various definitions, including word study, balanced literacy, and guided reading.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess you on the definitions of:

  • Balanced literacy
  • Phonics
  • Word study
  • Shared reading
  • Guided reading

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills while you learn about balanced literacy:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the five elements of balanced literacy and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as whole language instruction and phonics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about balanced literacy

Additional Learning

Do you want to learn more about balanced literacy? Then, take a look at the associated video lesson on Balanced Literacy. After you finish this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Understand the balanced literacy approach
  • Define phonics and whole language instruction
  • Explain the five elements of balanced literacy
  • Show how this approach may be used with writing instruction