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Organizing Your Classroom Library: Basket Labels

By Beth Newingham on July 5, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

It's important to organize your classroom library in a way that allows students to easily find "just right" books that they are interested in reading. To stay organized, all baskets in my classroom library have a unique label that tells a reader what type of books they can find inside. The basket labels vary based on the section of the library in which the basket is located.

• Nonfiction basket labels reveal the topic students will find inside.

• Fiction picture book and chapter book labels reveal the basket's genre.

• Chapter book series baskets reveal the name of the different series a reader will find inside.

Download my pre-made labels and a label template you can use to create your own.

Comments (51)

Terrific idea. Thanks for the labels and idea.

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