Balanced Literacy

The North Brunswick Township Language Arts Curriculum reflects the New Jersey  Curriculum Content Standards.  It is designed to support a child-centered learning environment where each student is viewed as an individual learner within a community of readers and writers.  Instruction is informed by current research related to literacy development and a balanced literacy approach is used.  We engage students in purposeful reading and writing experiences daily and honor the various stages of reading and writing development. 

A balanced literacy program includes a balance of whole language and phonics instruction that integrates all aspects of literacy, including reading, vocabulary, writing, speaking, spelling, and grammar.

At Livingston Park, we use the Reading and Writing Workshop models to implement our program along with guided reading, phonics, and word study.