Thank you for the compliments Justine! It's always nice to hear from a fellow "New Yorker"! The bookmarks may be found in the Scholastic Store, and if you click on the underlined words it should take you directly to it. Yes, students must complete 10 different reading activities in order to receive points for each level. I make the first block very attainable so that they "buy in" to the program and then make it progressively more difficult. I use the NYS and common core standards as a guide as well. The striped organizers are from Target and the large Scholastic ones came from book sets that I broke apart for my shelves. My old college days spent in retail inspired me to do so! Please feel free to use these ideas for your classroom. Another suggestion that I utilize, and would be especially helpful for you, would be to purchase some foam contact paper that you cut and place underneath your bins so that they don't skid. I would love to hear how it works for you!
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