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A Balanced Literacy Approach


     The Reading Program at Legacy Elementary is a balanced literacy program. This approach to instruction involves teaching children to use the three cueing systems: meaning, sentence structure, and graphophonics in learning to read. Instruction integrates reading with thinking, writing, listening, and speaking.  


     On behalf of each student the following objectives are set:


· To develop basic skills that enable them to get meaning from print.

· To think critically about what is read.

· To use reading across the curriculum as a tool for learning.

· To experience the rewards and pleasures of reading.

· To become independent writers who write for a variety of purposes.