Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Rieman, Patricia L.

Degree Name

B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Department

Department of Literacy and Elementary Education

Abstract

The goal of this research is to investigate and demonstrate the importance of using a balanced literacy program in a primary level classroom. This is done through readalouds, shared readings, guided readings, independent readings, and extension activities all based on quality children's literature. This research paper was designed around the specific investigation of each of the individual components of a balanced literacy program, and how those components are interrelated. It was found that students who are immersed in reading activities through this type of program become stronger lifelong readers. They enjoy reading more and are better at it. All reading abilities are able to be addressed through this type of program and individual students are able to participate at their own levels. In the diverse classrooms of today's society it is the teacher's understanding of balanced literacy that allows his or her students to succeed.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

18 pages 5 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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