Having trouble organizing/labeling books into certain themes. Pls Help!

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  1. teacher_cc

    teacher_cc Rookie

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    Hi all.....I'm a new teacher and need some suggestions and input. I'm trying to put my classroom library together (3rd grade). I have been given books from my mother-in-law who is also a teacher, and have bought tons at the goodwill. I have started to divide some books into categories like friendship/family, animals, weather, poetry, math....

    BUT I have soooo many books (it seems so hodge podge) and I will admit I haven't read all of them, so is there a faster way to figure where to place them? I didn't know if there's a website where I could type in the title of the book and find out what would be the best category to place it in..or give the theme of the book.

    also, would it be okay to name a category of books "multicultural books"?

    Thanks so much everyone!:)
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    In grade 3 it might be better to organize by reading level- there's a resource here on AtoZ homepage where you type in title and it will give you a reading level...

    Also make genre baskets and author baskets.

    Separate your fiction from non-fiction.
     
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    Beth Newingham: http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/ this is her amazing site with labels for your baskets, that will give you an idea of how you can sort them too.
    http://src.scholastic.com/ecatalog/default.asp?UID=27071F009D1347E6BD492AA23DFFA466&subt=0&Test=NA Here's one site I use for leveling, I also use the a to z one. According to the readers' workshop gurus, you only want to level about 1/3 of your library. One goal for the students is that they will learn how to figure out what a just right book looks and feels like.

    http://home.comcast.net/~ngiansante/index.html -another leveling site.
     
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    Great Thanks-
     

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