Balanced literacy instruction includes Guided Reading, Writing, Phonics, Word Study, Shared Reading, and more.
Literacy instruction includes the following curriculum components: Interactive Read Aloud and Literacy Discussion; Shared Reading/Performance; Writing about Reading; Writing; Oral, Visual and Technological Communication; Phonics, Spelling and Word Study; and Guided Reading. During Guided Reading students read a teacher-selected text in a small group. The teacher provides explicit teaching and support for reading increasingly challenging texts. At the upper grade levels, Book Clubs replace Guided Reading instruction.