PRINT RICH ENVIRONMENT CHECKLIST
The Print Environment in a classroom serves as an aid to achieve a welcoming, supportive and ideal instructional environment for students. The Print Rich Environment PDP team has identified three element of a Print Rich Environment in a classroom. The elements are
• Function: Aids student with visual reminders about how to function act, behave and follow procedures in class
• Instruction: Aids students in learning academic concepts, processes, ideas strategies and standards.
• Literacy: Aids students in achieving literacy skills in all content areas and meeting standards for college and career readiness
____ Class rules and expectations for behavior are posted and written with a positive
_____ Vvgosky Model steps are posted
____ Technology: Smart Board, C.O.W is operational, well maintained and prominent.
____ The “description” of what a 9th, 10th, 11th 12th grader should “look like” (common
____ Materials such as large paper, markers, pencils etc. are in a designated place for
_____White board is neat and clean
_____Flexibility in seating for small group, whole class and independent work is apparent.
_____There is no evidence of clutter. The entire room is clutter free.
_____ Upon entering the classroom the present unit of study is apparent. Vocabulary,
Important concepts “parking lot for ideas” and essential questions are posted.
______ Recent student work (within 10 days) is displayed
______ Learning styles are posted
______ Ways to learn for each learning style are posted.
______ The print environment is not “Print Heavy” which would distract and confuse
______ Instructional Aids( based on formative assesments) generated by teacher with
With students are posted
______ Vvgosky Model is displayed clearly for students and teachers to follow during
_______ Essential Questions themes “Big Ideas” for the present unit of study posted in the
______ Parking lot for Student Questions and ideas.
_______ Strategies for making inferences and reading strategies are displayed. Displayed
Literacy strategies are based on assessment( student need) and learning styles.
_______ Differences in writing for “texting” and writing for scholarship, posted in room