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October 4, 2010 Scholastic.com Spotlight: Book Leveling Party With Teacher Book Wizard By Megan Power
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

     

     
    Do you wish there was an easy way to level your classroom library and/or assist students in choosing appropriate leveled books that will interest them? Well, your wish has been granted by the Book Wizard: Scholastic's Teacher Book Wizard, that is! Click Read More to see this amazing FREE tool in action and to learn how you can host a book leveling party. This post also includes links to video tours of my kindergarten classroom library and my colleague Beth Newingham's amazing 3rd grade classroom library. Happy leveling!


    Do you want a quick tutorial on how to use the free resource, Teacher Book Wizard, to help level your classroom library or choose appropriate books for students? Here it is! In this four-minute video you will learn how to set your reading level type, search for books by title, find books similar to favorite books, and create student booklists. In just minutes you will feel confident in using this simple, but purposeful, free tool and be ready to use it instantly! Viewing hint: Hit the play button, mouse over the bottom portion of the video screen and click on the tiny enlarge screen icon on the extreme right.

      

    Leveling your classroom library is an important step in the setup of your classroom. Having books available to students at their appropriate level is essential for their reading practice and makes the task of choosing appropriate books more realistic. Learn how you can host a book leveling party to assist you in leveling your classroom library. In just three simple steps you can be well on your way to creating a positive student centered literacy environment.

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    Read about getting more books in students' hands and hearts in a past blog post and watch my kindergarten classroom library tour. Don't forget to watch Beth Newingham's 3rd grade library tour, too!

    Next week I am focusing my post on online educational games. To help prepare for my post please take a few seconds and share your thoughts on online educational games.

    Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world's leading questionnaire tool.

     

     
    Do you wish there was an easy way to level your classroom library and/or assist students in choosing appropriate leveled books that will interest them? Well, your wish has been granted by the Book Wizard: Scholastic's Teacher Book Wizard, that is! Click Read More to see this amazing FREE tool in action and to learn how you can host a book leveling party. This post also includes links to video tours of my kindergarten classroom library and my colleague Beth Newingham's amazing 3rd grade classroom library. Happy leveling!


    Do you want a quick tutorial on how to use the free resource, Teacher Book Wizard, to help level your classroom library or choose appropriate books for students? Here it is! In this four-minute video you will learn how to set your reading level type, search for books by title, find books similar to favorite books, and create student booklists. In just minutes you will feel confident in using this simple, but purposeful, free tool and be ready to use it instantly! Viewing hint: Hit the play button, mouse over the bottom portion of the video screen and click on the tiny enlarge screen icon on the extreme right.

      

    Leveling your classroom library is an important step in the setup of your classroom. Having books available to students at their appropriate level is essential for their reading practice and makes the task of choosing appropriate books more realistic. Learn how you can host a book leveling party to assist you in leveling your classroom library. In just three simple steps you can be well on your way to creating a positive student centered literacy environment.

    IMG_0225

    Read about getting more books in students' hands and hearts in a past blog post and watch my kindergarten classroom library tour. Don't forget to watch Beth Newingham's 3rd grade library tour, too!

    Next week I am focusing my post on online educational games. To help prepare for my post please take a few seconds and share your thoughts on online educational games.

    Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world's leading questionnaire tool.

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