Classroom Library Labeling

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  1. TeachnRox

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    Hi Ya'll!

    I have three different color bins and was thinking fiction, nonfiction, and something else, possibly levels. I am going to try to make some labels, can anyone out there break down for me what labels you have in your library?

    I have these so far:
    Clifford Books
    Arthur Books
    Animal Books (might have these subdivided into animal groups)

    I have looked at Beth Newingham's books, but looking for ideas more geared toward first grade. Any help or thoughts would be great! :) Rox
     
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    I have about 2/3 of my library leveled and the other 1/3 in genres. It lends itself to readers' workshop and GR and IR...I find the system works quite well.
     
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    Our fiction baskets were
    cats and dogs (tons! Henry and Mudge, etc.)
    reptiles and amphibians (Froggy, Frog and Toad, Lyle the Crocodile...)
    little critters (racoons, hedgehogs) (Fluffy books)
    horses
    mice
    elephants
    bears ( Berenstein Bears, Little Bear, etc.)
    fish
    birds (Tacky the Penguin, etc.)
    fairy tales
    clifford
    dr. suess
    tommy depola
    school
    friends and family
    Arthur
    TV/Cartoons (scooby doo, etc.)
    sports
    scary (monsters..)
    misc.
    Hmmm, it seems like we had more, but that's all I can remember!
     
  5. SaraFirst

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    Here are some I have: Favorites, Award Winners, Poetry, Math, People, Fall, School, Winter, Spring/Summer, Rhymes, ABC, chapter, Author Study, Writing, Fairy Tales, Characters. Then I also have smaller bins for easy reader type books.
     
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    labeling

    Thanks all! These are great suggestions! :)
     
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    jmeacham has really great pictures and suggestions that she does in her first grade classroom. She also has book labels available to download. I got mine from her site last summer and have been using them and I love them! As far as my library, I only have 6 book baskets out at one time. I have non-fiction books in one (since I don't have many--I am trying to build that up!) and I also have baskets for ABC books, math books, clifford, mercer mayer, begin to read books, farm, colors, and a few more. Some baskets have room for 2 "themes". As the year goes on I trade baskets in and out. I also have a book display with "theme" books that changes about once a week or so. I supplement with books from our school and public library. hth!
     

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