June 26, 2011

Round Leveled Labels for book bins {printable}

Yesterday, I posted about some new labels I've been working on. These are for the leveled part of my classroom library.

We also have a genre section, but it is in need of LOTS of work. So that's a job for the coming weeks. I will be sharing those labels as soon as I finish them, I can't wait to be done that part!



Some wonderful readers have been asking questions about our classroom library, so I wanted to share some more information really quickly. If you'd like to skip to the round leveled labels file, they are at the bottom of this post :)

I began the Leveled Library this year because our school was fortunate enough to receive books for a leveled library (we are officially implementing Reader's Workshop as a district next year--yay!). I had always had a semblance of a genre section, but I decided to add a separate leveled section as well.

So, my classroom library is primarily organized by genres. The newer leveled section takes up about two bookcases. Our levels are based on guided reading levels (Fountas and Pinnell).

Since I teach ELL newcomers in 4th and 5th grade, our levels range from pre-A all the way to fifth grade level...so I have books from A to W. I like to have books available for each level, for those students looking to read at their level. I also love having the genre section, so my newcomer students have a lot of choice and aren't only concerned with level, but interest as well. It's a nice balance.

All of the labels in our library have a picture and/or number to help sort the books, though the numbers are for the genre section (not my original idea, but works so well--more about that in the coming weeks--sneak preview to the right!).





As for the clipart, I did not make any of them--they are from Microsoft clipart...I love how they are so bright and clear! They have a nice selection of clipart.

The leveled books just have the letter graphic, on the book and on the book bin itself.
I hope I explained that clearly--I'm looking out the window at a pile of bark mulch that's waiting for me, so I'm flying through this!! Please let me know if you have any more questions about the library. I will be sharing more about it as I sort and organize my books further.

To download the square labels for the bins and the stickers for the books, please visit this previous entry: Leveled Library.

The file for the round labels is below. They are in a Word document, so you can resize as needed. Thanks for reading! :)

14 comments:

  1. Thanks SO much for sharing all of your hard work, they are GREATLY appreciated!!

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  2. I love the idea of using numbers for all books that aren't leveled. Why didn't I think of that? That would be so much easier for my firsties than trying to match up dot sticker patterns. Now I just have to decide if I'm motivated enough to change out all of those stickers for numbers? Maybe if I made the numbers large enough I could just stick them on top of the dot stickers (sorry! I'm thinking out loud!)
    Just Add Clipart

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  3. thank you so much for sharing everything :) i have also gained a lot of leveled readers from a garage sale (from a previous teacher for only a few bucks!!) and I used your labels to level them. i am also going to arrange my other picture books and chapter books into categories, so i can't wait to see your labels!

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  4. Thanks for sharing!!! I like these round labels sooo much I am going to "borrow" the idea and make some genre ones for my library too!! Thanks for the idea, hope you don't mind!
    Christina
    http://mrspetitesteachingpassion.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love the new round look. Thank you. :)

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing your labels. Sorting my books is something I need to do for next year!

    candace-orris.blogspot.com

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  7. Kristen,
    I love the labels. I downloaded the square ones and would love to grab the round labels- I can't get the link to work. Is anyone else having trouble?

    Life's a Teach!!

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  8. OMGosh, my blog is in your sidebar! You just made my day!!!

    ReadWriteSing

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  9. The round labels are aesthetically pleasing!! Thank you for sharing. :)

    Magnificent Multiagers!

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  10. Love the round labels and they match my polka dot theme perfectly!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  11. Just came across your site and I'm swooning : )
    Where can I find your genre lables, like your Reptiles example?
    I'm thrilled!
    Amy O

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  12. Im excited for genre labels, Im trying to think of the best way to organize my books that easy for my kiddos to put away.

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  13. These are great! Would you be willing to make an 'aa' one? That is what we call the level before A. Thanks for sharing!!

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
    Mrs. I's Class

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