Teachers can organize their classroom libraries with these book bin labels. They are based on the Dewey Decimal System. Books in Renaissance Reading (AR) are labeled by Dewey Decimal numbers and my students learn the system. They have a reading log in the back of their planners that we use for AR. The students are to fill out their log before testing. Since the EOG tests are 60% nonfiction, we introduced our students to an AR wheel. With the AR Genre Wheel, the children are challenged to read 10 books each nine weeks. In order to meet the challenge, they read the following genres on the wheel:
2 fiction of their choice
1 chapter book of their choice
1 Applied Science
1 Natural Science
1 Social Science
1 Sports and Recreation
2 any choice
They fill out their log with ......... the date, the title of the book, and the genre of the book (causing them to learn the Dewey System). When they take a test, they come to me and I enter their grade and mark it on their wheel along with my initials. The students then color in the wedge on their wheel. **This year I am having them add the author because they need to learn the author of books** At the end of the nine weeks, everyone who has met the challenge of all 10 books on their wheel, is invited to a Success Party. We usually have either a pizza party, ice cream social or popcorn and a movie. Most children meet the challenge and enjoy reading. There are a few who do not love to read and I try to match them up with an older student or have them read to a younger student and they LOVE this.
This activity includes each DDS genre label and extras that you can write on.
It also includes a reading log and a wheel that is placed in their planners. There is a blank reading log and a blank wheel.