As an educator, we are always looking for quick and easy classroom organization hacks, tips, and tricks that make teaching reading even easier. Here are some helpful organizational ideas to try in your classroom.
Teacher Organization Hacks
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1. Word Wall Organizer
Best practices for using a word wall tell us to add words gradually as they are introduced. Make it easy to find the words you need when you need them with a coupon organizer. You can divide your words by letter of the alphabet to make them super quick to find.
2. Book Easels
Kids are more likely to select a book if it is attractively displayed and catches their attention. Enter a simple wire easel or plate holder. They work great on the top of a bookshelf or table and can generally be found at a dollar store.
3. Book Bin Labels
Help kids find the books they are looking for with labeled book bins. I have labels that are ready to print and use on bins you pick up at a dollar store. The clear adhesive pockets that you can usually find at back to school time at dollar stores too.—>GET THE BOOK BIN LABELS HERE
4. Book Ambulance
Teach kids what to do with a book that is torn or damaged. Get books fixed quickly when they become damaged with a book ambulance. Get the free printable ambulance and make your bin today.—>GET THE FREE BOOK AMBULANCE
5. Reading Pointers
New emerging readers need to track print as they read. Teaching them to do so is a cinch with a reading pointer. Alien fingers, stir sticks, and fancy eraser topped pencils all do the trick.
6. Spotify Music Lists
Create different Spotify playlists for free for different uses in the classroom. You can create an instrumental music list for writer’s workshop, circle time songs, and more. Check out the list I created for alphabet songs.—>GET THE ABC SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
If you want even more literacy-related songs, take a look at my Literacy Songs for Kids list.
7. Family Communication
Helping families find the time, resources, and confidence to build literacy skills at home can be challenging. These ready to go newsletters, videos, and social media graphics are ready to go. All you need to do is share with families weekly or monthly.—>YES, I WANT THE EMPOWERING FAMILY RESOURCES
8. Reading Buddies
Kids need lots of practice reading aloud. Stuffed animals (washable) or plastic animals can make great reading partners. Place a container of reading buddies in your classroom library.
9. Dry Erase Boards and Markers
Which organization hack/tip/trick are you most excited to try out first? Let me know in the comments.