The Book Love Foundation Announces 2017 Classroom Library Winners

The Book Love Foundation awarded its 55th classroom library this year—and Booksource is honored to be a part of it!

Since 2013 the Book Love Foundation has given $221,000 in grants to classroom teachers. This year, twenty middle and high school English Language Arts teachers from the United States and Canada were awarded 500-book classroom […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Classroom Library Resources|0 Comments

6 Essentials of a High-Quality Classroom Library

Your classroom library is an integral part of your literacy program, but not all classroom libraries are created equal. A high-quality classroom library provides students access to not just any books but the right books—books that engage them as readers, support and scaffold them as they grow, build reading skills, spark creativity and empathy, encourage […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Classroom Library Resources|6 Comments

A Classroom Library Quick Reference Guide

“Research proves that access to books and providing students with choices in what they read improves students’ reading motivation, engagement and achievement. A well-curated classroom library offers students the support they need to become lifelong readers.”

–Donalyn Miller
When you build a classroom library filled with engaging books, students get excited about reading. But how do you […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Classroom Library Resources|1 Comment

How One Kansas City Elementary School Used Classroom Libraries to Boost Grade Level Proficiency by 20%

When Principal Ryan Most came to Kansas City’s New Stanley Elementary School in 2012, the school ranked in the bottom 5% of the state. Classroom libraries were outdated, and teachers received little, if any, professional development.

Materials being used were mostly remnants from past basal programs. They targeted below-grade-level readers, and were working for some students, […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Classroom Library Resources|0 Comments

How a Teacher Uses a Recycled iPhone to Manage Her Classroom Library

By Jessica Daigle, Eighth Grade Teacher

As I began to develop my classroom library, I looked for ways to maintain accountability of my books. I had books that students wanted to borrow, and I needed to find a system that would help me keep track of what student had which title. I began with a binder. […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Classroom Library Resources|0 Comments

Building a Classroom Library That Engages Students

By Kelly Benadi-Dowd and Nicole Buta

Every summer, teachers anxiously enter their school buildings to set up their classrooms. From putting up fresh bulletin board paper to the table tags, everything is carefully planned out. Teachers work hard to create a bright, inviting classroom for their new students to enter.

In my classroom, the meeting area is […]

By |July 18th, 2014|Classroom Library Resources|0 Comments