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Title: Classroom Libraries


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Classroom Libraries
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Purpose of Classroom Libraries
  • Support Reading Instruction Across the Curriculum
  • Variety of genre (fiction and nonfiction) with
    varying reading levels to accommodate all
    students
  • Provide Independent Reading Opportunities
  • Books to meet students personal interest and
    recreational needs
  • Curricular Extensions
  • Books for the purpose of research or other
    extension projects

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Focus of Classroom Libraries
  • Genre
  • Leveled Books
  • Themes

4
Focus of Classroom Libraries
  • Genre
  • Grade appropriate collections to include fantasy,
    sports, biographies, autobiographies, mystery,
    poetry, historical fiction, realistic fiction,
    science fiction, humor, adventure

5
Focus of Classroom Libraries
  • Genre Book Set Suggestions
  • Best Selling Grade Level Sets
  • PreK-8 Books (pg.100-112) 6-12 Books
    (pg.78-80)
  • Humorous Poetry
  • PreK-8 Books (pg.201)
  • A-Z Mysteries
  • PreK-8 Books (pg.171)
  • Graphic Biographies (NEW)
  • PreK-8 Books (pg.143), 6-12 Books (pg.89)
  • Refer to binder for additional best-selling genre
    sets.

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Focus of Classroom Libraries
  • Leveled Books
  • Books labeled based on a readability formula or a
    set of criteria that helps educators match
    students and books
  • Refer to Reading Level Chart in Binder

7
Focus of Classroom Libraries
  • Leveled Book Set Suggestions
  • Guided Reading Level Sets
  • PreK-8 Books (pg.100-112)
  • Extreme Readers Levels 1-3 Sets (NEW)
  • PreK-8 Books (pg.175)
  • Reading Essentials Emergent, Early, Fluent Sets
  • PreK-8 Books (pg.6-19)
  • Reading Essentials Science Social Studies Sets
  • PreK-8 Books (pg.20-42)
  • Cover-to-Cover Book Sets
  • PreK-8 Books (pg.44-73)
  • Freds Phonograms Lucy Letters Sets
  • Elementary Curriculum Catalog (pg.4-8)
  • Refer to binder for additional best-selling
    leveled sets.

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Focus of Classroom Libraries
  • Themes
  • Books that fit into topics included in reading,
    science, social studies, and language arts units
  • Also, books that support basal text units
  • (see Open Court example in binder)

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Focus of Classroom Libraries
  • Themes Book Set Suggestions
  • Symbols of Freedom
  • PreK-8 Books (pg.132)
  • All Aboard Science
  • PreK-8 Books (pg. 116)
  • True Books Holidays
  • PreK-8 Books (pg. 128)
  • Rookie Read About Math
  • PreK-8 Books (pg. 147)
  • Reading Essentials Sets
  • Cover-to-Cover Sets
  • Refer to binder for additional best-selling theme
    sets.

10
What Type of Funding is Available
  • Grant monies are huge in this area!
  • Bill Gates Foundation
  • Laura Bush Foundation
  • Title Monies
  • Reading First
  • Second Chance Reading
  • 21st Century

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How Do I Find Out About the Funding?
  • Google to find out about available funding in
    your state
  • Ask key decision makers in your territory
    (curriculum directors, literacy coordinators,
    principals, etc.) if theyre participating in any
    of the funding opportunities uncovered
  • PLC Marketing is also working to provide reps
    with information on available funding and how
    its being dispersedStay tuned!

12
Who is the Competition?
  • Just about everyone who sells books!

13
How Can PLC Win?
  • Understand the funding requirements
  • Find out whats most important to your customer
    and know what you have to fill that need genre,
    leveled reading, theme
  • Provide customized lists and special packaging
    when necessary
  • Provide outstanding service and support

14
How Can PLC Win?
  • Understand the funding requirements
  • Some funding may have specific requirements, i.e.
    Second Chance Reading is earmarked for middle
    school and high schools struggling students. Make
    sure you know what the requirements are so that
    you come across as in the know

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How Can PLC Win?
  • Find out whats most important to your customer
    and know what you have in your catalog to meet
    that need
  • Genre
  • Leveled Readers
  • Themes
  • Refer to Focus on Classroom Libraries slides
    on Genre, Leveled Readers, and Themes. Also refer
    to additional suggestions in the binder.

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How Can PLC Win?
  • Customized Lists, Special Packaging, and
    Outstanding Support and Service
  • Great opportunities for big sales WHY?
  • Can tailor to customers specific curricular
    needs using both PLC published books, trade books
    and resources
  • Books and resources that correlate to texts (Open
    Court)
  • Books and resources packaged in tubs (CPS
    scenario)
  • Books with read-alongs, DVDs, etc. for literacy
    circles or other learning centers (example at
    meeting)
  • PLC books and trade book packages with extra
    support and services (Des Moines scenario)
  • Sets you apart from competition Go the extra
    step for the customer!

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Koris Idea of Special Packaging!
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