When you visit the media center, you will see that the new bookcases and decorations are not the only things that have changed. The media center has been genre-fied! All chapter books are now color-coded and arranged according to genre.
Here are some of the benefits of genre-fying:
Students can find the books they want more easily.
Books are organized the way students look for them. This is also consistent with many bookstores.
We can instantly identify holes in our collection.
Shelving will be easier for our volunteers and student helpers.
After searching for books by genre, students should be able to easily define genre, one of the ELA standards.
When a student asks, "Where are all your scary books?" I can just point them to the correct section!
These genre guides are posted throughout the media center.