My classroom library is by far my favorite part of my classroom! Reading is such an important part in what we do at school and having lots of books only adds to your students success. I have my books separated into different kinds of categories! One section of the library is split up into different genres, authors, and topics. I also include stickers on the binds of the books that indicate if the book is a fiction book, nonfiction book, chapter book, or a leveled book. All the baskets are numbered and I just write the number of the basket the book belongs in on the sticker! Speaking of leveled books, I also have a leveled section in my library. This was created to give my students a quick way to find a just right book. I let my students exchange books multiple times a week if they need to and they can get "choice" books as well as "leveled" books. This allows them to take ownership in their reading!
Here's a closer look at the genre, topic, and author section!
And here is a look at the leveled part of my library!
I also have some fun things in my library that aren't books! I have some cool headphones students can use to listen to themselves whisper read to work on fluency. I also have finger pointers if they feel that would help them. I have some soft pillows to make them comfy as well as reading buddies they can read to! I also have small flash lights that students can use and magnifying glasses. These last two tools are just to make reading a little extra fun!
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This blog is a place for me to share my ideas and teaching style with anyone that is interested! I'm a 2nd grade teacher who loves what she does! I love sharing with others, which is why I've decided to use this blog to show different things I do in my classroom! You are free to comment or email me any questions.