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Balanced Literacy Essentials

  • Title:Balanced Literacy Essentials: Weaving Theory into Practice for Successful Instruction in Reading, Writing, and Talk
  • Author:Michelann Parr, Terry Campbell
  • Publication Date:2012
  • Grade Level:K-6
  • ISBN:9781551382753
  • Publisher:Pembroke

Balanced Literacy Essentials shows teachers how to create a literacy program that balances the components of language arts with the power of meaningful interaction with students. Based on the latest learning theories, this timely resource is full of simple ways teachers can nurture meaningful reading, writing, and talk in today's classroom. The book provides an overview of reading instruction, techniques for supporting writers; and poetry, storytelling, and drama activities. Balanced Literacy Essentials offers the background and strategies teachers need to encourage students to question, discover, and learn.

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Author Bio

Dr. Terry Anne Campbell is a professor in the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University. A storyteller and an elementary teacher before joining the department of teacher education at Nipissing, Terry’s work centers on the theory and practice of reading, writing, and talk. Terry has traveled and published widely, presenting workshops and papers on her chief area of interest and expertise, classroom practices that effectively support students as engaged literacy learners. She is currently coeditor of the provincial initiative What Works: Research into Practice monograph series.

Michelann Parr began her teaching career in elementary classrooms. She has extensive training in early literacy intervention and is passionate about working with students who struggle to read and write. Michelann collaborated to develop a highly regarded Language and Literacy course at the Schulich School of Education with her coauthor and colleague Terry Campbell. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Nipissing University Centre for Literacy. A frequent conference presenter and workshop leader, Michelann has had numerous articles published and is the author of Teaching the Language Arts: Engaging Literacy Practices.

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