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While doing back to school inservice at Mt. Penn Elementary Center in Antietam School District in Reading, PA, a few 6th grade teachers asked me to peek in their classrooms.

I saw some lovely classroom libraries! One teacher had organized books with a fiction section and a separate nonfiction section, as I suggest in my book, Practice with Purpose. The other has a well-defined, comfortable space set up and will have her students help organize the books next week when they return to school. Labels on baskets help students find and return books easily.

Would love to see pictures of your classroom library if you have one! Send them to d.diller@live.com and I will post them. Make sure that you include your name, where and what you teach, and a short description of your library. 

Labeled books in library baskets

Labeled books in library baskets with pictures for support

Teacher's favorite books

Teacher's favorite books

Lovely classroom library doubles as a whole-group area

Lovely classroom library doubles as a whole-group area

Nonfiction books in sixth grade library

Nonfiction books in sixth grade library

Cozy sixth grade classroom library

Cozy sixth grade classroom library

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