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Establishing and Using Classroom Libraries


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Years: K-2, 3-4, 5-6

5 Pages

Product Code: TEAC1736

Resource Type: Professional Readings

About this teaching resource

This is comprehensive checklist to guide the development of your Classroom Library. It will support your teaching and learning during the Literacy Block or English Class, R-9.

The checklist offers guidelines on how to establish the library:

  • Designing a classroom library
  • Choosing texts for the collection
  • Organising the collection

... and practical guidelines on using the classroom library:

  • Reading aloud to students
  • Shared reading
  • Independent reading
  • Take-home reading
  • Talking about books and reading
  • Connecting reading and writing

* Also see the SA Department for Education: Primary Literacy Guidebook p 9, on the importance of Classroom Libraries in establishing a reading program


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