A Balanced Reading Approach (ABRA) Literacy Resources
ABRACADABRA, A Balanced Reading Approach for Children Always Designed to Achieve Best Results for All, is a highly interactive, early literacy web-based tool that supports beginning readers through 33 engaging activities linked to 20 stories of different kinds.
ABRA is a set of engaging, interactive activities designed to build early literacy skills in alphabetics, fluency, comprehension, and writing. Aimed at beginning readers, ABRA builds on the best available evidence for eﬀective teaching of literacy skills. The tool draws on recommendations from the National Reading Panel and other literacy experts to present a balanced program of instruction. ABRA users can also access READS, a digital repository of over 700 free digital stories in 32 different languages. These stories have been catalogued by theme, genre, reading level, country of origin, format, and language.