A Balanced Literacy Program

You have been chosen as a new literacy coach for your school or school district. As a literacy coach you are responsible for all materials for the balanced literacy program. For this task, develop a handout about your balanced literacy program that is suitable for both teachers and parents. The handout must contain at least one graphic organizer. In addition to the handout, your principal — or one of the principals in the schools with which you are working – has asked you to compose a paper to be presented to the Superintendent that explains your balanced literacy program.
As part of your handout and paper, Explain the essential components of an effective literacy program Explain the meaning of literacy Explain the meaning of “balanced’ Provide examples of specific types of activities that are part of the program Justify with research why these activities have been included Describe how the assessment practices in your program determine progress Address how the diverse population in your school will be served through this program