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It has been eons since I actually submitted something on here, but I’ve been a busy bee getting classroom create and ready for a fresh season with students! I have spent a great deal of time and money on my class room library through the years and I have wanted to reveal could organize my library for quite some time. In this post, I will show you could create my level and collection my library.

I will also discuss what you will need if you want to do setup your collection this way as well. I am going to say that it takes significant amounts of effort and time. I enlisted the assistance of parents and volunteers for the duty and I would recommend you choose to do the same if you intend on carrying this out and if you have a large amount of books as I do.

Many people choose to organize their libraries by level, but I experienced that the best way to create my library was by genre. Personally I feel this is simpler for students so that they can find books they are interested in quicker and easier. This is a snapshot of what my collection and book bins look like. I purchased cheap plastic bins from Target. Labels are from the Brown Bag Teacher. I simply liked the clean look of them and there are so many to choose from!

You can purchase them HERE. I organized all my books in hemorrhoids by genre and positioned a sticker label in the corner which corresponded to which publication bin it could go in. This real way, students would know which bin the publication would return back in. You’ll need Avery labels that print 60 to a sheet. You just type the true name of the publication bin on the sticker labels and print out them. After labeling what genre each book is comes the most tedious part for which you will possibly want a volunteer to help you. This is actually the right part where I level each reserve. Before I discuss that, I wish to demonstrate what this looks like.

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I leveled my books two ways: by Lexile and by Guided Reading Level. The picture below shows the sticker labels in the part of every book. The colored label with the number is the lexile level. The circle label gets the Guided Reading level. I purchased these Avery sticker brands below.

For Lexiles 0-199, I used the pink Avery labels, for 200-399, I used yellow, for 400-599 orange, for 600-799 green, as well as for anything higher, I used the same white Avery labels that I used to label the styles. You intend to be sure you put a bit of clear tape over the label once you place it on the book for extra durability.

I used the group Avery brands for the Guided Reading Level and I adopted an identical color coding method. You are able to opt for your own color rules however wish, but I only acquired four colors therefore i had to make my colors extend across quality levels rather than one color per Guided Reading Level. Once you’ve your brands, you’ll need a level transformation chart like the main one pictured below. You can download that one by clicking the picture. You will also need a few applications to help you when leveling the written books.

The first is the Scholastic Book Wizard website which you can find by clicking HERE. It really is a free online tool which allows you to devote the name of the reserve and will give you different information including the Lexile and Guided Reading Level. Often it’ll tell you what genre the reserve is really as well. It’ll likely have the majority of the books you have if they aren’t outdated.

The second is the Scholastic Book Wizard App. That is a great tool since it allows you to check the barcode on the trunk of the book and it will automatically talk about the book with all of the information. This app typically only works with Scholastic books. The application will not have the book Sometimes, however the Scholastic website shall.