This post is long overdue. I promised this post so long ago, and I couldn't quite figure out a way to legitamately fit it into one of the linky parties on the loop. Today, regardless of the linky or lack of linky, I wanted to get back to the reason I started blogging.
The Read 180 Library
Read 180 is an intensive reading intervention program by Scholastic. It involves a wheel of instruction that includes whole group lessons that then move into rotations of small group, independent reading, and computer time with a leveled software, and back to whole group for the wrap up. If you are thinking that it is complicated, you are right, and I have an entire shelf of teacher manuals to explain it all to you. It is a great program, but it is difficult to master all the components in the first year. One of the toughest things was figuring out how to manage the independent reading rotation and the library that comes with it.
After years of fighting with the blue plastic crates that came with the library, and desperately trying to keep it intact, I gave up.
This is one of my earlier pictures. The audio books required two of the magazine holders (forever attached together with a generous application of packing tape along the bottom and back). The plastic shoeboxes are holding the System 44 books (phonics) and some Level 1 books. Recognize the blue plastic being used as dividers? Yep, those are parts of the original crates.
Now, they all have labels. Each book has an adorable label from Alison Rose's Surfboards and Numbers. The shoe boxes slide off the shelf for easy perusing, and the dividers and labels make checking to see if they are in order a breeze.
It makes it so much easier for the kids to find their books and to keep them in order. The last group doing Independent Reading is responsible for straightening up the shelves, and it takes them just a few minutes. This picture was taken last Friday, right after they went to lunch - this is what my shelves really look like. These shelves hold the audio books, System 44 books, and some Level 1 books for Read 180.
The complete list is available at my Teachers Pay Teachers store for free! Feel free to edit and revise to make it fit your Read 180 library!
Have a great weekend! Don't forget to make your wishlist (and check it twice) for the BIG SALE on Monday and Tuesday!