Am I shocked, not at all! They’re kids, it happens. Plus, sometimes, I don’t know if the book should go in the realistic fiction basket or the funny stories one. If I struggle as an adult finding the best place, I’m sure my kids do too.
- I’ll monitor their progress in reading groups
- I’ll check their AR quizzes each week to make sure that they are at their independent reading level
- I’ll use Enterprise Reading (same company as AR)
It’s time to get organized so here’s what you need to do to level your library as well!
Snag this lexile level list and add some stickers to it so you can color code your books. I printed mine on fun scrapbook paper. If I were to do it again, I’d make sure I had enough of those round Avery stickers from Staples or these ones! Don’t make the mistake of getting the clear colored labels like I did because they didn’t show up well on the books. Choose a color for each level. I thought about using cute washi tape but I don’t want to risk the pattern not being around in a couple of years so I stuck to stickers.
After it gave me the level, I’d add a sticker that matched the level and placed it on front of the book. Be warned, the apps won’t have the levels for some of the books so place the books in a pile and save them for later.
Get your time back!
Are you tired, stressed, and overwhelmed?
Learn how to:
- Lesson plan efficiently
- Organize student work
- Spend less time on grading
- Send home assessments and student work weekly
- Set up systems for paperwork, meetings, and parent communication
- Create systems for teacher and student materials and supplies
- Implement routines and transitions
- Set up student work areas for guided reading, literacy and math centers, and the classroom library
- Enlist student and parent help