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Room Organization

Make Books Accessible

Rather than jamming books together with the binding facing out, face book covers outward. Place them in separate bins organized by topic. You should also label each book according to difficulty level. This way students can find books that they are interested in as well as getting books at the appropriate reading level. Those circular yellow, blue, red and green stickers work well for this. Make one for each reading level: emergent, early, transitional, and fluent. You can level within these 4 levels using numbers. When you meet with individual students, you can talk about the level in which they belong so they will know what books to choose.

More Room Organization Ideas

Center Necklaces
Magazine Clippings
Housekeeping Documents
Weekly Inventory
Class Books
Center Organization
Pencil Pockets
Centers Made Simple
Math Manipulatives
Calculator Caddy
Table Organization
Reading Center
Center Worksheets
Class Store
Pencil Sharpening
Theme Booklet
Parent Helpers
Computer CD Organizer
Transparency Tracking
Supply Labels
Shared Supplies
Classroom Library
Scrap Box
Learning Displays
Bulletin Board File
Art Portfolios
Water Bottles
Center Map
Desk Check
Crayon R-e-s-p-e-c-t
Drawer Labels
Gym Equipment Control
Supply Totes
Valentine Keepers
Make Books Accessible
Scrap Box
Center Attendance
Center Savvy
Cereal Box Folders
Headphone Control
Bell Work
Computer Time