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Creating a Classroom Library

  • Grades: PreK–K

Each type or genre of book provides a specific opportunity for you to help children learn about literacy. Consider including the following types of books in your classroom library:

Traditional: Familiar books like fables, folktales, myths, and legends

Fantasy: Imaginative stories that contain interesting characters

Information: Books that provide realistic, accurate, and authentic information

Poetry and rhyme: Collections of poems and books with silly rhymes and rhythms

Predictable: Cumulative tales, such as "The House that Jack Built" and books with repetitive refrains, like "Green Eggs and Ham"

Alphabet: Books that often link the letter name and its sound

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