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Culminating Project Title

Balanced Literacy Strategies

Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Curriculum and Instruction: M.S.


Teacher Development


School of Education

First Advisor

Hsueh-I Lo

Second Advisor

Ramon Serrano

Third Advisor

Jerry Wellik

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.


My interested in balanced literacy strategies stems from students who struggle to engage in literacy and literacy instruction and how strategies can be used to support students in literacy. Chapter 2 provides research on the recent evolution of literacy, what balanced literacy means, and what strategies support a balanced literacy framework. Chapter 3 includes recommendations for school districts looking to implement a balanced literacy framework and/or resources. Chapter 3 also provides administration, teachers, and staff with balanced literacy strategy recommendations such as: professional development, scheduling, class size, and resource availablity.



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