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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.

Example of classroom libraryExamples & 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:


Source: Your Classroom Library: New Ways to Give it More Teaching Power, by D. Ray Reutzel and Parker C. Fawson



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    Classroom Management, Content Area Reading, Literacy, Literature, Decision Making Process, New Teacher Resources, Teacher Tips and Strategies