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Balanced Literacy
This mind map graphic shows the elements of current theory and practice used by most schools to teach the components of language arts.

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Blend Balanced Literacy With Global Literacy
Language arts is an important part of educating literate students. However, there is another meaning to "literacy" and that is "global literacy". That means an awareness and an understanding of people, places and life outside one's own back yard. Using the Simon and Barklee platform, educators can blend the teaching of global literacy into a language arts program using the concepts and practices of Balanced Literacy theory.

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Outcomes
Students gain in both cognitive and affective domains. While improving reading, comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills – they learn about the world and make connections between academics and life. Most importantly, they become aware of the inderdependence among countries and people around the globe.

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