Innovative
Classroom

Organized Learning

Book Themes

Wouldn't it be nice to have all children's literature categorized by theme? So if you need to talk about something with your class such as relationships, behavior, etc. you can look for literature that has that theme as an introduction to the topic. There actually are several database programs available that can do this. To find a list of these, go to www.softseek.com and search for "book organizer." It will describe them, and usually has a demo, and then you just download them. Most of them are freeware or shareware. For the shareware, you can usually use it for a month or so and then have to pay a small fee if you want to keep it.

More Organized Learning Ideas

Writing Prompts
Writing Process
Monthly Calendars
Custom SRA Sets
Today In History
Geography Fun
Homework Check-off Sheet
Vocab Pockets
Word of the Day
The "Wow" Box
Computer Cards
Music Sign-up Sheet
Author Study
Class Thesaurus
Action Card Charades
Individual KWL Folders
Homework Station
Pocket Charts
New Books
Class Pet
Word Wall
KWL Chart
Art Exhibit
Current Events
Word and Logic Problem Box
Groupwork Accountability
Lovely Rivers
Teacher Simulation
Book Themes
Work Board
Homework Instruction
Three Wise People
Writing Progression
DEAR Time
Coffee Can Phonics
Note Taking Skills
Running Records
Peer Review Sheets
Note-Taking for Subjective Testing
Portfolios
Weekly Graphs
Musical Names
Jukebox
Word Labels
DJ for a Day
Kid Calendar
Student Word Problems
Spelling Journals
Class Calendar
Map the World