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Balanced Literacy is a framework that provides components of instruction to develop students’ abilities to read, write, listen and speak effectively. 

At its foundation is the belief that all five areas of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency) are critical to student literacy growth. With this basis, students can reach levels of literacy that will support academic achievement throughout their entire school career.  

For more information on NKC Schools' Balanced Literacy Plan, please contact your child's classroom teacher or building principal.