Visual Book Genre Labels {freebie}

My library is organized in a few different ways – for a few different reasons. I want to making reading as easy as possible for my students. I want them to find the book they want easily and quickly. I want to make sure they know how to locate a book that is not only at their reading level but also about a subject they are interested in. Because really – who enjoys reading something they can’t understand or don’t care about? Yup. Nobody. Not even your students.

Top shelf stores my student quiet reading books. Each kid has a basket where they store their quiet reading books. We switch out each week. Check out the visual I use in the basket here.

The Autism Helper - Book Library

Next shelves are books organized by Guided Reading Level.

The Autism Helper - Book Library

Bottom shelves are books organized by theme.

The Autism Helper - Book Library

The only problem with the system was that my students were horrible at putting away the books that were organized by theme. It always became a mess. Of course this happened – since my students had no clear way of know if a book was considered an animal book or science book. I made these visual labels and BAM – organization perfection! Makes me freaken happy. First I labeled all books with the visual label:

The Autism Helper - Book Library

Then I labeled the baskets with the corresponding picture.

The Autism Helper - Book Library

 

This has made our book system so much easier! The class library is something that honestly – I don’t have time to worry about. And know I don’t have to. It runs itself 🙂

The Autism Helper - Book Library

Download the visual book labels here: Visual Book Labels.

2 Comments

  1. It’s like you looked at my to do list and decided to give me a little gift! LOVE you for this. Saves me some work. I’ve started doing a modified Daily 5 with my kids this year and have been wanting to make visual labels for my book bins for a month now and it’s yet to get done. Thank you!

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  2. Yay! So happy this was helpful to you. Happy organizing 🙂

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