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Displaying student work

#4 Displays of Student Work

Student work can tell the story of student learning and development or it can share examples of published work to celebrate student accomplishment. Typically, student work displayed in the classrooms and hallways are finished, graded, and represents the best work of the students.

Word Wall

#3 Word Walls

Although Word Walls are typical features in a primary classroom, they can be visible and concrete learning supports that can expand students’ vocabulary and provide ongoing concrete examples of new concepts and ideas learned at all levels.

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#2 Flow for the Gradual Release of Responsibility

Setting up a classroom to foster literacy development and engagement is a critical part of literacy instruction. A teacher′s belief system and philosophy can be translated into both the physical structure of her classroom and the content communicated on the walls.

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#1 Classroom Readiness for Balanced Literacy Instruction

Setting up a classroom to foster literacy development and engagement is a critical part of literacy instruction. A teacher′s belief system and philosophy can be translated into both the physical structure of her classroom and the content communicated on the walls.