School of Education
Integrated Studies: Elementary--Teacher Certification
balanced literacy approach, literacy, language arts, education
Siaulys, Kayleigh M. Mrs., "A Balanced Literacy Approach to the Classroom" (2013). Senior Honors Theses. 397.
In recent years, educators and researchers have become conflicted and outwardly concerned over low language arts test scores. Students from various backgrounds with different learning styles are not reaching literacy and language arts goals of the 21st century. To fix this present conflict, a new system has been formulated, officially known as the balanced literacy approach. This system incorporates all necessary elements to learn the English language appropriately by combining two or more approaches into the curriculum. Using these various approaches collectively, students will have the opportunity to learn the structure of the English language and will receive instruction in phonics, spelling, writing, speaking, and reading.