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ECE Block : Balanced Reading Program

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Four Pillars of a Balanced Reading Program

Part 1 – Interactive Read Aloud

Part 2 – Independent Reading

Part 3 – Guided Reading/Book Clubs/Literature Groups

Part 4 – Family-school Partnerships

Suggested Journals

Written for reading teachers of children up to age 12, it provides practical,evidence-based teaching ideas to meet the needs of all learners.
A professional journal for elementary and middle school teachers and teacher educators, it provides a forum for discussions on all aspects of language arts learning and teaching, primarily as they relate to children in pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade.

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Using the Children's Library

Remember, there are 4 collections housed withing the Children's Room in McGill Library.

  • Picture Book Collection (Ages 0-5/6): Includes books appropriate for children aged approximately 0 - 5/6.  Both fiction and non-fiction works are included.  Books have a white dot on the spine.
  • EZ Read Collection (Early readers): Includes books appropriate for early or beginning readers.  Books in this collection are clearly marked as such on the binding of the book. Books have a gold star on the spine.
  • “Juvenile” Collection (Ages 5/6-11): Includes fiction books appropriate for children aged approximately 5/6 through 11.  Includes non-fiction works appropriate for children aged approximately 5/6 and older.  Books have a blue square on the spine.
  • Young Adult Literature Collection (Ages 12-18): Includes fiction appropriate for children and young adults aged approximately 12-18 years. Books have a "young adult" sticker on the spine.

Remember, if you need help finding something, PLEASE ask!  Our Children's Room gets a lot of use (which we love), but little hands often mis-shelve. 

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Your Assignment

My Balanced Reading Program

On Monday mornings to open class, two class members will share an overview of one of the four pillars of a Balanced Reading Program.

Things that will be included in your overview:

Upload this overview to D2L Discussions by Sunday, 5:00 pm.