OUSD Balanced Approach to Literacy Implementation Guide

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has developed a Balanced Approach to Literacy (BAL) Implementation Guide to provide a basic introduction to how the district defines this work, outline how the different components of the approach work together, and share links to resources to help teachers implement the approach into their classrooms.

The interactive implementation guide includes information on:

  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • Small Group Work
  • Interactive Read Aloud
  • Shared & Close Reading
  • Interactive/Shared Writing
  • Word Study
  • Assessments
  • BAL Professional Learning Modules
  • OUSD BAL Newsletter Archive