August 31, 2013

Super Teacher Tip #2: Color-code classroom library

Color-code your classroom library by reading level.  Make it really easy for students to find books on their appropriate reading level by assigning each level a different color. display that color somewhere on each book so students will know which ones they can read.

One way to do this would be to use permanent marker or dots of nail polish on the spine of each book. Another idea is to use these colored dot stickers. Do you have any other ideas? Feel free to share them in the comments!

I love this idea for using different colored shelves to show different reading levels. Read more about that here.

I usually allowed students to read up or down one level if they asked permission first. I didn't want to discourage a child from reading just because they were interested in a book that was just outside their level.

How do you organize your classroom library?

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