5th Edition

Striking a Balance: A Comprehensive Approach to Early Literacy
A Comprehensive Approach to Early Literacy

ISBN 9781621590378
Published June 1, 2015 by Routledge
480 Pages

USD $79.95

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Book Description

Striking a Balance explores a comprehensive program of early literacy instruction through a balanced approach to reading and writing for both enjoyment and information. The fifth edition retains the special features that adopters have come to appreciate: classroom vignettes, discussion questions, field-based activities, a student website, and study guide. This latest edition offers expanded content on differentiating instruction for diverse learners, including working with English Language Learners and students with special needs. Also new to this edition is greater coverage on integrating state standards with early literacy instruction. The book’s practical approach fundamentally demonstrates how children develop authentic literacy skills through a combination of direct strategy instruction and motivating contexts.



Nancy Lee Cecil is the Principal Investigator for the California State University, Sacramento branch of the California Reading and Literature Project, USA.