The Function and Use of a Print Rich Environment in the Dual Language / Bilingual Classroom. Print Rich Environment ……. A print-rich environment creates numerous opportunities for students to use print for language and vocabulary development , literacy building, and writing .
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- support the teaching of key words and subject-specific terminology.
- promote independence in reading and writing by building
- provide visual clues and reference for language learners.
- help students remember connections between words and concepts.
Cards do not have to have
First Grade Word Walls
There is a differencebetween content area bulletin boards and a wordwall.
Content area bulletinboards:
Content area bulletin boardsshouldinclude:
maybeadded to appropriatelanguagewordwall or put in bil.learning /research center)
There is a differencebetweendisplayingchartsthat serve a purpose versus usingthem to decorate the classroom.
SomeChartsinclude(but not limited to):
Anythingthatcanbestudentgeneratedwill help createstudentinterest and ownership of the classroom
An environmentrich in print (co-createdwithbilinugal pairs or work serves as a model of authenticstudentaccomplishments) becomesmeaningful to studentswhen the teachershowcasestheirwork. Students tend to take more pride in theirworkwhenthey know itwillbepublished.
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