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On Sun, 4 May 2003, Brook Berg wrote:

> I want to stress - Leveling was ONLY for the pre-reading, emergent and
> transitional reader.
> All chapter books, Picture books written at level 5 and beyond and
> non-picture books were shelved in the traditional approved manner.  By third
> grade, the majority of our students had transitioned to these areas of the
> library media center.

Had I remained at elementary, this was going to be one of my next
goals (or at least something similar). I make no restrictions on check-out
and prefer "traditional" shelving for the most part. But for my particular
school and my particular students, I felt we really needed a different
system for access to the beginning reader types of books. I had visions
of book bins as you describe.... and felt it would be a positive

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Mojave High School                     |  but I'm not the only one..."
Clark County School District           |
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