This pack of classroom library labels and bookshelf dividers will make it super easy for you to organize your classroom library! Using color coordinated labels, students will easily be able to select and re-shelf books based on their guided reading levels!
✫What is the purpose for this product?
As a teacher, students were constantly putting books back in their wrong location or finding it difficult to find books that were appropriate for their reading level. Some students were frustrated, by never being able to find lower level books that were constantly shoved in the bottom of baskets or put away next to books with 43 chapters. My stronger readers got upset when a book looked good from the cover, only to open the book and realize that the text was too easy for them. I needed a solution!
By organizing my books with labels, and using shelf dividers, students were able to easily look in the sections that were appropriate for them. Students knew exactly where their books would be, and where they should put them back when they were finished!
✫What makes this product unique?
My district focuses on organizing books by levels, not genres. Upon searching for a leveled organizer system, I found that it was nearly impossible to find something 1) color coordinated, to provide additional support in matching books to their shelves, and 2) provided corresponding labels. By labeling each book, students know exactly where it belongs. And since the colors are all unique, a quick glance will allow teachers to see if there is a 'red' book, in the 'blue' book section.
✫What do I need to use this product?
I printed all of my dividers on cardstock and laminated using 5 mil lamination for extra durability. This ensures that I can use the dividers year after year. For the book labels, I used Avery 8160 labels (for inkjet printers) or Avery 5160 labels (for LaserJet printers). Please note, you can find plenty of off brand versions of these labels on amazon-just make sure they are 1 inch by 2 and 5/8.
✫ How many pages of labels will I need?
This depends on how many books you have. Each page of labels has 30 stickers. In my library, I 'wrap' the sticker around the spine, so about 1 1/4 inches stick on either side so you can see the letter from the front or the back. The layout of the sticker will allow you to cut them in half and apply only to the front of the book. This will allow you to get 60 stickers per page.
I recommend printing one sheet of each letter and labeling your books. Then, reprint any sheets you need extras of. If you are in 5th grade classroom, you may find you don't need nearly as many "A" stickers as you do "V" stickers, and vice versa if you teach kindergarten.
✫What information appears on the divider?
Each divider includes the guided reading level, Lexile level, grade level, and approximate age of the reader. Each divider not only provides the information for the level included but shows the information for the level before and after the level. For instance, on the Level F divider, the information for Level E, F, and G is all included.
✫What is included with my purchase?
With your purchase, you will receive 2 files. One file includes your library labels which are 26 pages long (one page per letter). The second file includes your reading dividers. To allow students to see the files from either side, each of letters B-Y include two sheets per letter. A and Z include one divider per letter. Directions for dividers and labels are included! You also receive a chart that can be displayed for students to remind them of the colors for each letter.
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