Over the years, I've organized my library by genres, then by Accelerated Reading (AR) level, then AR level within genres and then nothing at all! Oh my! I loved it because it was so organized and made this semi-perfectionist heart smile. But with moving schools, classrooms, and states, my little library had to be sold and I started fresh.
With the new school year, I organized my books by genres. I even made cute genre labels to stick on my cute little baskets. My little heart began to smile again. But I kept finding books that were NOT in the right spot. Please tell me I'm not the only one this happens to!
With lexiles being everywhere with Common Core, I decided to level my library by lexile levels. Sure, it may limit some of my kiddos, but I know they will be reading books at their level. And as you know, groups and levels are flexible so my little guys won't stay put for long.
- I'll monitor their progress in reading groups
- I'll check their AR quizzes each week to make sure that they are at their independent reading level
- I'll use Enterprise Reading (same company as AR)
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