Literacy consists of reading, writing, thinking, speaking and listening. Each component is dependent on the other.

The literacy block is broken into two main parts...
Integrated Literacy and Guided Reading

"Students who do not develop reading fluency, regardless of how bright they are, are likely to remain poor readers throughout their lives."

-National Reading Panel, 2000

"A text is at a students' independent reading level if they can read it with 95% accuracy".

-Marie B. Clay "An observation survey of early literacy achievement", (1993)