Many educators use a balanced literacy approach to teach reading, writing, speaking and listening. Balanced literacy instruction can be characterized by meaningful literacy activities that provide the children with the skill and desire to become proficient in these four areas as well as making lifelong learners out of them! Research indicates that strategies such as Morning Message, Shared Reading, Interactive Writing and Word Walls when used in a balanced literacy program assist English Language Learners
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and spell unfamiliar words. Repeated occurrences with these words also help the children with spelling.
A balanced literacy program assists students in English Language Learning. Using different methods like Morning Message, Shared Reading, Interactive Writing, and Word Walls teachers are able to associate enjoyment and fun with learning. The children love engaging in group activities like these but most importantly they take with them the basic functions and concepts in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.