My district uses Accelerated Reader (AR), which is a computer program that allows students to take reading and vocabulary tests after they complete a book. We have class competitions, track their word count, test them every so often to see what their reading level is, and with each book that they read and pass a test (up to 60%) they earn points. My new school is vigorous about A.R. They get really competitive and encourage students to get to the “Millionaires Club”- reading one million words in a school year. I set monthly AR goals for my students. Each trimester I increase how many points my students must have. At the beginning of the year I tell them that they need to reach 7 points a month.
One of my goals for this next school year is to have a more organized classroom. This includes my classroom library. Most of my books are packed away in storage waiting to be transferred by the District to my new school site, but I found a box full of 100 books in my garage and decided to organize them.
I created these stickers to put on the inside cover of each of the books:
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I spent my Friday night labeling the books I found. I was able to find out the reading level, point value and quiz number (which is what the student’s need to take their test) on the Renaissance Learning teacher website. I turned on a movie and went to town:
Now I have to figure out how to organize my classroom library: by level? by genre? How do you organize your classroom library?