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Teacher Tip: 5 Tips for Creating a Prekindergarten Classroom Library

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A classroom library is an essential feature of a literacy-rich prekindergarten classroom. You may wish to incorporate these ideas as you design your library.

  • Place the classroom library among quieter work areas, such as the writing center and listening center. 

  • Create a comfortable environment for reading with rugs, pillows, and lamps. 

  • Display a wide assortment of picture books, including simple books with one or two lines of print per page, books from shared reading and interactive read-aloud, alphabet books, counting books, books about colors and shapes, pattern books, pop-up books, and informational books.

  • Label baskets or shelves with both pictures and words. Matching colored dots on books and baskets will help children return books to the correct place.

  • Provide stuffed animals ("listening buddies") that children can read to.

From  The Literacy Quick Guide: A Reference Tool for Responsive Literacy Teaching by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Copyright (C) 2018 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Published by Heinemann.

Topics: Independent Reading, Home, Teacher Tip Tuesday, Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

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