Are you looking for a way to organize your leveled or decodable readers? I teach 5th and 6th grade reading with over 90 students. So that means a lot of leveled readers are needed to meet all the needs.
I organize all the readers into baskets. Each basket for each unit is arranged by the week. I further organize them by color.
- Green for below basic
- Yellow for on-level
- Blue for advance
The yellow word strip marks the spot for books I have out, so I can quickly put them away at the end of the week. This method makes it easier to keep all the books organized and in order.
Students never get their books from the baskets. Students get their leveled reader and activities from the pocket chart. The pocket chart is labeled with their grade and color. The first column is for their books, the second column is for blank activities, and the third column is for their completed work.
Please let me know if you have any questions about my leveled reader system or if you have suggestions.
What are some of your activities? This is an interesting concept, great for differentiation. I would love to know more about what exactly the kids are doing.~StephanieTeaching in Room 6
Stephanie, Thank you so much for following my blog! The leveled readers come with my Reading Street curriculum. Each leveled reader comes with a worksheet. One side has a vocabulary lesson and the other side a reading skill. I create my own activities as well. I use graphic organizers, sequence sticks, scavenger hunts, and other activities. I will take some pictures of my activities and post them soon.
Wonderful organizational tips!
What are sequence sticks?
I take events from the story the students are reading and type them into my template. Students then put them into sequence. You can find my template at http://oodlesofteachingfun.blogspot.com/p/free-stuff.htmlYou click inside the shape and start typing. Thank you for visiting.