Centralized Reading Resource
The Centralized Reading Resource Library at Cherry
Valley is a resource of over 3000 book titles that are used as
instructional reading material in classes This resource is an
integral part of how we implement our
Literacy Guidelines in preschool through 1st Grade. The books
are situated in a central location easily accessible to all classroom
teachers. They have all been leveled in a continuum from Emergent
reader books through the Early readers to our upper level Fluent
books. The books are shelved
in plastic book boxes on open faced shelving.
Levels are color coded for easy
Teachers make their selection of books based on the knowledge
they have about the levels of their readers, usually ascertained
through running records. The advantage for the classroom teacher
is now they have a resource they can draw on which meets the individual
needs of all their students. Books are taken back to the classrooms
leaving the book boxes in place.
Selection of books for this reading resource are made based
on the books instructional value and it's appeal to young readers.
To date we have books from RC Owen (Ready to Read series) ,The
Wright Group (Sunshine, Story Box and Twig), Pegasus, Rigby and
a number of trade books. Each teacher has a copy of the database
that was used to create this resource both by levels and alphabetically.
One of the major advantages of using a system like this is that
as budgets get smaller we are able to pool our resources school
wide and instead of having duplication of resources in each classroom
we now have books centralized for all to use.
If you would like more detailed information related to this concept, a copy of the database or would like to arrange a site visit please contact Doug Crosby at the school.
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