Ashford 6 – Week 5 – Final Project Summative Assessment – Balanced Literacy Pla

Ashford 6: – Week 5 – Final Project
Summative Assessment – Balanced Literacy PlanSummative Assessment – Balanced Literacy Lesson Plan
As you found in Week Four, there are many variations of balanced literacy. The main consistencies are that balanced literacy includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In addition, the main blocks of balanced literacy are known as Read-Aloud/Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Word Study, and Independent Reading.
For your final assignment, you will create a balanced literacy lesson plan for grades pre-K to third. In a 10- to 12-page paper (not including title and reference pages) written in APA style, include the following components: Grade Level (pick a grade from pre-K to third)
Anchor Standard
Text—include author/illustrator, title, brief summary
Complete this chart. Make sure all your activities support each other and align with the anchor standard. See below for guidance/prompts.
Explain how reading, writing, listening, and speaking are promoted in your lesson plan. (All four should be featured in each block.)
Describe how your activities support the anchor standard.
Describe your assessments. How do these assessments evaluate students’ reading skills and/or progress?
Discuss the benefits of teaching from a balanced literacy approach.
Below are some prompts to help you plan your balanced literacy blocks:
Source: Adapted from: http://www.methuen.k12.ma.us/images/ELA_Mapping/Balanced Literacy Model.pdf   
Note: As you have noticed, this final assignment pulls various tasks from the course. You may use your previous assignments from this course, but make sure to revise appropriately to ensure alignment and flow. You need to make sure that you include reading, writing, listening, and speaking in each block. You also need to make sure that all your activities in each block support the anchor standard and, that together, all the activities make sense. Include all instructional materials, including handouts, word cards, manipulatives, etc. Be as detailed and specific as possible. You want to include scripts and procedures. Pretend that you are writing lesson plans for a substitute teacher.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
Please make sure to carefully read and follow all requirements.
Book: Rasinski, T. & Padak, N.D. (2013). From phonics to fluency: Effective teaching of decoding and reading fluency in the elementary school. NJ: Pearson.

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