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Balanced Literacy Part 1: A Revised Recipe for Literacy Success

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Balanced Literacy Part 1: A Revised Recipe for Literacy Success

Presented by Jill Eggleton, Author and International Educational Consultant from Auckland, New Zealand
Sponsored by Abrams Learning Trends


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If you are struggling to get lasting literacy progress out of your K-5 students despite the fact that your classroom library or school bookroom is stuffed with leveled books, then join Author and Literacy Expert Jill Eggleton in this three-part webinar series on balanced literacy. As powerful of an instructional approach as guided reading is, supporting the growing appetites of your aspiring Literacy Heroes requires more than just leveled books. It requires a delicious “balanced literacy” burger made up of multiple ingredients—or instructional approaches—that work together in a balanced way.

In part 1 of this series, Jill shares new ways to think about balanced literacy, including:

  • What balanced literacy truly means
  • Why balanced literacy is important given today’s increasing literacy expectations
  • The ingredients that make up a truly “balanced literacy” burger with a focus on reading, seasoned with oral and written language

In addition, Jill helps participants take a bite out of the top bun of the “balanced literacy” burger—shared reading and poetry. Lively, inspirational, and filled with rhythmic, musical text, shared reading and poetry are powerful instructional vehicles that allow the rhythm of language and the power of words to be caught, not taught.

K-5 classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, administrators, and librarians as well as K-12 district-level elementary curriculum and instruction directors/coordinators, elementary reading directors/coordinators, and elementary remedial reading directors/coordinators can all benefit from this webinar.

This webinar is part of the Balanced Literacy Series:
Balanced Literacy Part 1: A Revised Recipe for Literacy Success
Balanced Literacy Part 2: A Revised Recipe for Guided Reading
Balanced Literacy Part 3: The Secret Ingredient in the Recipe for Literacy Success

Jill EggletonAbout the Presenter

Jill Eggleton is an international educational consultant in literacy with a wide variety of teaching experience spanning 30 years. An adjunct professor at the University of Sioux Falls, Jill is based in New Zealand, the birthplace of balanced literacy, and has trained educators and administrators across the globe, including in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.



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Thursday, March 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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