Creating Your Own Classroom Library: Set-up
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
As you set up your classroom library, keep in mind that your objective is to make it inviting to students. You want them to browse, touch, examine, talk, read, sit, and write. Encourage interaction with the books and foster book discussions among students. The examples on this page will help you visualize what your library could look like and provide ideas for organization.
Examples & Tips for Organizing Classroom Books from Teachers at Becker Primary School Becker, MN
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Resources to Help You Arrange Your Classroom Library:
- Download What An Effective Library Looks Like: Organization and Layout (PDF) for a quick reference on creating an effective classroom library.
- Check our grade-by-grade guide to a print-rich classroom for suggestions on arranging books and student areas.
- Use the Class Set-up Tool to rearrange the furniture in your classroom. Move desks, activity tables, chalk boards, and book cases without lifting a finger.
Source: Your Classroom Library: New Ways to Give it More Teaching Power, by D. Ray Reutzel and Parker C. Fawson