This may be a shock to hear, but in my opinion the best time to set up your class library is at the end of the year. Hear me out. As you’re putting your books in boxes and taking inventory at the end of the year, why not get your students involved? Not to mention, if you organize your library the way you want it and categorize it now just imagine how much easier it will be in the fall!
So let’s talk about what drives your organization system. Well that’s simple, your students! The main goal of your classroom library is to make it accessible to your students. That’s why you want to encourage your students to be more independent and engaged in reading by creating a system that makes sense not only to you but to them as well!
In this episode I share:
3 different ways you can set up your classroom library
Benefits and limitations to consider for your categorization system
1 organizational method you should avoid
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