This is the official web page of the Balanced Reading Instruction Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association. This page serves our membership as well as all those interested in gaining a better understanding of literacy practices best suited for successful development of readers.
To focus on exploring issues related to providing balanced literacy instruction based on current research, sound theory, and an understanding of children's development and needs.
Come Join Us at ILA 2015 in St. Louis
The Spring/Summer 2015 Issue of e-JBRI
Editor Estanislado S. Barrera is pleased to release the latest issue of the e-Journal of Balanced Reading Instruction. This is the Spring/Summer 2015 issue and includes articles on very timely and significant issues related to reading instruction. This issue also includes a review of a professional development book and several newly released children's literature titles.
BRI Annual Session at ILA 2015
Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core
Esther Fusco, Estanislado S. Barrera IV, Elizabeth Galarza, and Leah K. Saal
Saturday, July 18, 2014 from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM in the America's Center St Louis, 161
Word deficits can result in academic failure due to low reading comprehension, low understanding, and poor listening and speaking skills. Researchers estimate 85% of achievement tests are based on the vocabulary of the standards. Learn the critical words your students must master to handle the higher level thinking expected by the new assessments.
e-Journal's Call for Fall/Winter 2015
We are currently accepting manuscripts for the Fall/Winter 2015 issue.