Balanced literacy (or structured literacy blocks) was a way to think about how we organized the reading time block. Science of reading is the concept that before students love to read, they need some skills/confidence.

What's the difference?

I’d love to say there’s one schedule that fits every day, but there’s not! Unless you ignore the needs of your students, you can’t just plug-and-play the same routine every single day. So let’s look at a simplified schedule that can work for most days.

Sample Literacy Block Schedules