I am testing out these strategies with my class this year and preparing to dive in deep next year.
My class is currently practicing reading to self and reading to others. My students are doing GREAT!
They are loving it and I am loving it.
But… we have come to one problem… we lack books.
Do you have that problem too?
I organize my classroom books by units and put them out when we teach that unit. I do not want all put ALL those books out because that is a mess waiting to happen. (Plus, those books will not be meaningful and they would not be able to retell the story.)
I am putting out the recent books for students to read and organizing them by units. I added pictures to the labels to help. After a few weeks, I will put the books away in their unit tub or sort in new easy readers. The students can still select their books, but I am setting them up for success. Plus, this is almost like the library organizes as well.
I have another whole self of open selection books too.
How do you organize your massive selections of books for your students?