Setting up a balanced literacy program
Preview "Apprenticeship in Literacy" (Second Edition) by Linda Dorn and Tammy Jones on the Stenhouse Publishing site. [LINK]
"Since its publication in 1998, Apprenticeship in Literacy has become a teacher favorite, covering all aspects of a balanced literacy program in an integrated manner and showing how all components are differentiated to address the needs of diverse learners. An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasizes the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support, and ultimately withdrawing that support as the child gains independence.