A fourth grade balanced literacy curriculum
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Children come from all different socioeconomic backgrounds, past educational experiences, and levels of parental involvement. Each and every child will be at a unique literacy level with differences spanning in reading comprehension, word analysis, use of reading strategies, written communication, and other key areas. Education tends to follow "hot topics" and trends of research, but a balanced reading approach to literacy will continue to be vital in reaching the spectrum of students. Research was conducted through both a literary review of educational resources and a sixteen week student teaching experience to construct four individual units for use in a fourth grade balanced literacy program. In a balanced literacy program, classroom teachers have a great responsibility to provide students with instruction that meets the needs of those particular learners.