Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Language arts (Early childhood); Language arts (Primary);
In order to provide the best literacy instruction for the nation's earliest learners, it is crucial that best practice principles, as defined by Steven Zemelman, Harvey Daniels, and Arthur Hyde, be adhered to. These principles include all aspects of what have been found to be the teaching methods and strategies most conducive to successful early literacy acquisition. The purpose of this paper is to examine the historical and current trends in literacy education, discuss and explain the best practice principles, and to relate these principles to a current balanced literacy approach. Further, activities and lessons are presented which could be integrated into a balanced literacy program which adheres to best practice principles.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Lynn E. Nielsen
Connie J. Erpelding
1 PDF file (37 leaves)
©2003 Suzanne Yoder
Yoder, Suzanne, "Best Practices in Balanced Early Literacy Instruction" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1578.