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Home Library

I’ve posted about this before, but for those of you new to my blog I wanted to share pictures of how I organize my home library.  I bought some white boxes at IKEA that are supposed to be for organizing dresser drawers.  They are a bit flimsy, but really affordable.  Each box has a different sorting category like “Newbery Award Winners”, “Science Fiction”, “Fantasy”, or “Beverly Cleary”.  Jenna even has a box for herself, with all of her homemade books in it.

The reasoning behind the sorting boxes is to make the library seem less overwhelming to Bruce when he is choosing books for himself to read.  It helps him select books that he knows he might like, and introduces the concepts of genres.  This is a trick that you will see over an over again in classroom libraries in elementary schools.  It takes a lot of work to get set up at home, but once you’ve put in the elbow greese it is really the effort.

For more information, you can read my previous link at: http://teachingmybabytoread.blog.com/2011/02/28/not-your-typical-home-library/

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