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Book Board Trying to prep for all those reading groups? Join us as we exchange teaching ideas, discussion questions, and related activities for the books we use! Post a book title you need ideas for! source

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Reading Corners / Classroom Libraries A photo gallery of over a dozen reading corners / classroom libraries submitted by ProTeacher visitors source

Genre Studies - Great ideas to introduce and enrich a students understanding of genre. source

Book Buddies - Book Buddies has been a wonderful experience in my own classroom this year. Here's a collection of ideas to use when planning book buddies for your own students. source

Book Buddies / Reading Buddies - Here are some ideas for having reading buddies from a different grade level. source

Family Literacy Nights - Are you looking for ideas and activities for your family literacy night? Then you have come to the right place. This is a collections of ideas that will help you plan a successful night. source

Classroom Library Organization - Libraries, libraries, and more libraries, the staple of the best classrooms! Problem is we are constantly trying to organize how they are displayed, what genres and topics are important, and how to get more books into kid's hands. This collection includes library photos, links to helpful sites that will get your library where you want it, and all things useful to the classroom library! source

books - My books are seperated into baskets by catagories. Ill try to name some...

Famous Authors
Easy readers
Chapter Books
Board Books
Alphabet books
Science Books
Math Books

Classroom Library - I have my bookshelves color coded by season. I cover the bottom of the shelf with colored construction paper that is covered with contact paper. I label the books with a color circle sticker on the binder and tape over it so that it will stay. My green shelf is for books I use at the very beginning of the year. Orange is Fall stuff. Red has winter books, green has spring/summer stuff. The stickers allow my students to return the book to the correct spot where...source

classroom library - books - books will become well loved and damaged through no deliberate fault of most children. I have a sign out sheet as the kids walk out the door. Ive purchased some library tape to reinforce the bindings and covers. All books have my name on the front and inside. Before the children...source

leveling library books - I leveled my library this year. What I did was divide my books into three groups - easy, medium, hard. After that, I divided each of those piles into three more. Then I put a different...source

Reading Corner - this is going to be cheesy, but maybe you could tweak it to meet your needs. What about "Garden of Readin" (although that would not be grammatically correct- Garden of Reading would be better, but doesnt sound like Eden then). For the grass you could buy some cheap indoor/outdoor turf at Lowes or Home Depot (its not very expensive even if you want a large rug sized portion) and to keep the edges from fraying you could...source

Reading Groups - As for reading, I strongly recommend that you read the book Guided Reading by Fountas and Pinnell and that you also get Matching books to readers. (also by them) I used to do a lot of isolated phonics "drills" with rhyming words and did traditional reading groups, but I am very happy with the change Ive made into true guided reading. Ive taught straight K and straight 1 and this year I am...source

Read Across America -
I displayed this bulletin board in our school lobby to celebrate Read Across America during the month of March. Students used...source


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