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

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