Observation Charts-The Literate Classroom

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					                                                     The Literate Classroom

Environment: Does the learning environment              On a scale of     Notes…
include the following                                   1-5 (5 is high)
● a wide variety of literature and other reading
materials (trade books, leveled books, maps, charts,
big books, Literacy Place, etc…)
● a classroom library for independent reading


● a growing word wall


● materials for shared reading (big books, easel,
charts, overhead, white board, etc…)

● room arranged to provide space for center
activities

● some form of managed independent learning (i.e.
workboard chart for centers, etc…)

● interactive writing and child-constructed charts
displayed in the classroom




Instructions: Is the teacher instructing students       On a scale of     Notes…
using the following components of balanced literacy     1-5 (5 is high)
(see attached sheet)
● read aloud


● shared reading
● guided reading


● literature circles


● literacy-based centers


● independent reading


● word work (instruction in phonics, decoding,
chunking, onset and rime, spelling patterns, and
word wall).
● comprehension study


● interactive writing


● interactive editing


● writing workshop


● running records


● multiple means of assessment

				
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