Teaching Balanced Literacy? Follow The Lit Six!
The Lit Six is Nancy’s way of focusing on balanced literacy. It includes balance between whole group instruction and small group instruction, between comprehension and phonics, between dialogic and direct instruction.
The Lit Six explains the six components of literacy instruction developed by Nancy that includes vocabulary development and ELD, which are often left out of the “balance” of balanced literacy.
The link below is a PowerPoint with focuses on each part of The Lit Six
Teaching Online or Remotely? Check out Nancy’s Helpful Ideas at:
Free Materials for Use in Classrooms or Home
Sound Cards: Alphabet/Sounds in PDF form. Print out and post on wall or scroll to review and practice. Vowels are first.
Sound Flashcards: Sound cards that can be printed and cut apart for working on sounds and for building words.
Tips for Using The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank and Padlet with English learners or emerging bilinguals.
Facebook Live Session with Nancy Akhavan
Teach Children Not Programs
Tasks: Never do for your students what they can do for themselves!
Accelerating Vocabulary Learning
Leadership for English Learners
Working with English Language Learners: How to teach purposeful guide and support your students as they acquire language!