Broward’s Balanced Literacy Approach Overview
Literacy is the ability to read, write, listen, speak clearly, and think critically using print and digital materials across all disciplines. Literacy involves a continuum of learning, enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society (UNESCO, 2004).
Broward County Public School’s Balanced Literacy Approach supports the goal of high-quality literacy instruction as the primary focus for teaching and learning in alignment to the tactics for Early Learning and Literacy of the District’s Strategic Plan, “Strengthening the Paths of Success.”
The section content below serves as a reference tool to define the key instructional practices and strategies for all educators to plan and implement balanced literacy instruction. This approach is universally designed to address the diversity of all students, including exceptional student education, English language learners, and gifted and talented populations.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every student becomes a literate, independent, life-long learner with the necessary skills to excel and succeed in college and career within the 21st century global community.