I started with the pocket chart seen below. But every Monday I would come in from the weekend to see it laying on the floor because it just couldn't support the amount of books I had in it.
|Notice the check marks that partners use for 'Check for Understanding.'|
So I was back to square one searching for a great way to organize my books. Did I say the task was massive? I discovered that I had 52 titles with duplicate copies. I really loved my pocket chart because the titles were out and easily accessed. I used Pinterest and searched for some inspiration. I merged some ideas together to create this.
|This is our Partner Reading library. It is colored magazine bins with small icon pictures on the front showing what titles are in that bin.|
|Here is a close up of the icons. They are small and just hot glued onto the front face of the magazine bin.|
|On the cover of the book there is a sticker that corresponds with the bin that books belongs to. These yellow stickers indicate that these books belong to the yellow bin.|
The pocket chart still seems to be the best choice for the books. I want to offer them all but rotate books through the pocket chart every other week.
So, how do you organize your books? Any suggestions?