To ease student independence in book selection, promote discovery of new titles, and maximize ease in connecting kids with books, we have chosen to organize our fiction chapter books by genre.
Picture books (labeled E for "everybody") and nonfiction will be organized in typical Dewey categories. I'll offer lessons and continue to add visual support to help orient students.
Fiction chapter books will be organized in the following 10 genres:
Pictographic stickers on book spines along with clear signage support easy identification.
Each month in the library, I will promote a different genre via book talks, read-alouds and/or display. We hope this system will help students expand their reading horizons and fall in love with books they may not have otherwise discovered.