This is a bundle of three of my products that can be used in conjunction with each other.
These SPANISH & ENGLISH Dewey Decimal posters, shelf signs and spine labels are designed to make your library more coordinated, help your students find their own way to their favorite books and know where to put books back! They will become much more independent and your nonfiction section will be organized and easier to navigate, giving you more time for everything else you have to do.
I used these products in international schools in Latin America. They are also perfect for schools with a Spanish speaking population or if you have a Spanish book collection.
Each poster has the classification number, subject heading, a guiding question to encourage students to think (they are very PYP friendly!) and pictures to show students what topics they can find in each section. There are extra signs for Fairy Tales and Biographies as these are usually popular topics within categories. Every poster is in Spanish and English and the information is the same on both posters.
The Shelf Signs have matching pictures. I like to make a wall display with the posters (letter size paper) and put the signs on the shelves. Students love referring to the wall display and then finding their way to the matching pictures. Each classification sign is 3 x 10" and is designed to fit on the end of a magazine box to sit on your shelves. They can also be laminated and placed at the start, on the end or on top of bookshelves.
(If you don’t have magazine boxes you can get creative and reuse other objects, such as empty cereal boxes. This could be a good opportunity to involve your students and discuss recycling and reusing products to help our earth!).
The matching spine labels were created to make the books in your library easier to find, easier to put back on the shelves and to make your library pop with coordinated color! Each label is 1” x ¾”. I print them on paper then attach them to books with clear contact.
Each classification is a different color, making your nonfiction section easier to navigate, especially for younger students. Each classification has the main topic and four pictures from the posters, with matching Spanish labels. Put the labels on the spines of the books and students can match them with the posters and shelf signs. You can choose to put only one picture on all of the books in that classification, or maybe you want to mix it up and use all four pictures! You might choose to put the English labels on the English books and the Spanish labels on the Spanish books to make them easier for everyone to identify.
This is a great way to make your library or classroom library coordinated. If you have a large library this may seem like a big project to tackle and it sure can be! But it is totally manageable if you do it one bookshelf at a time. I ask some responsible students to help (especially with the cutting). I keep a stash of precut labels and contact paper handy and put them on books whenever I have a few minutes. You’ll be surprised at how many you can get done in this way. I have also used it as an opportunity to clean and weed my books at the same time. The results are worth it; an organized, clearly labeled library!
There are extra signs with British/Australian spellings for librarians and teachers in those countries or working in international schools, as well as signs with different terms for some classifications, as I know this can change depending on where you are in the world.
We have FREE matching bookmarks in our store, find them here!
All pictures are hand drawn by us at Platypus Place!
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