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A Balanced literacy program strikes a balance between both reading and writing, a 50/50 model. The strongest elements of each are incorporated into a literacy program that aims to guide students toward proficient and lifelong reading and writing. There are ten different components of balanced literacy: The read aloud, guided reading, shared reading, independent reading, and Word study. These components fall within the framework for the Reading Workshop. Then there are interactive writing, shared writing, independent writing, guided writing, and assessments.