All the different aspects of using a "Balanced Literacy Approach" in your classroom can be overwhelming.
I have created a table that:
-Breaks down the components of balanced literacy
-Gives examples of activities you can use with your students
(Which include what both the teacher and students' roles are during the activities)
Using a balanced literacy approach allows your students to execute skills such as reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as begin to build meaning and structure in their reading and writing.