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Creating Classroom Libraries



SAS Workshop Session - Oct. 28, 2006

SAS Workshop Session - Oct. 28, 2006



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    Creating Classroom Libraries Creating Classroom Libraries Presentation Transcript

    • A Classroom Resource Center is a corner, a little space or an area in the classroom where reading and writing materials are found. What is a Classroom Resource Center (CRC)?
      • It is where reading and writing skills are strengthened and reinforced.
      • It is a comfortable, if not cozy place, for students to independently read and acquire content and skill from its collection.
      • For the teacher, it is where his instructional materials are organized according to the prescribed lesson, unit or curriculum. Therefore, these visual aids and instructional materials are very much accessible for his perusal and for his students too.
    • Why a CRC?
      • Research has proven that Classroom Resource Centers are effective in helping student attain reading achievement.
      • Children who are learning to read need access to meaningful and age appropriate books.
      • By having a classroom library, teachers can easily promote reading.
      • Children will have an increased frequency in reading when offered diverse reading materials and experiences.
    • 5 Functions of the CRC (Ruetzel and Fawson)
      • Support literacy
      • Help students learn about books
      • Provide opportunities for independent reading
      • Provide a central location for central resources
      • Serve as a place for students to interact with books
    • 5 Ways to Create a CRC
      • Set objectives for the CRC
      • Understand and articulate its role and function
      • Plan the CRC’s physical set-up and materials; collection and extent of use
      • Maintain and manage the CRC
      • Evaluate the CRC’s function , role and the way it will be managed
    • What Matters & Who
      • Students – reading level and reading interest
      • Curriculum – prescribed scope and sequence; concepts and skills covered in the basic education curricula
      • Administrative Support – approval of principal and school heads; document the CRC proposal and plan for future references
      • Budget – funds and resources; donations; gifts and grants
    • What Makes Up Your CRC
      • Physical set-up
      • accessible to everyone in the class
      • Organized in a fashion that children can easily understand
      • Provision for reading and writing interactions
      • Allot a space for instructional materials
      • Materials to put in the CRC
      • Print resources – books, magazines, newspapers, posters, pamphlets, others
      • Non-print resources – Cd’s, realia, dioramas, toys, puzzles, manipulatives, others
      • Works of Students – exemplars of projects, portfolios, essays, others
      • Teacher Made Resources – charts, posters, flashcards, others
      • Materials to put in the CRC
      • Organize your collection according to:
        • Format
        • Literary genre (fiction, non-fiction, references)
        • Reading Levels
    • Basic how-to for your CRC
      • Finding resources
      • Turning the old into the new
      • Building one’s own teaching resources
      • Engaging students
      • Establishing rules and guidelines
    • Challenges
      • Big size classrooms
      • Multigrade classes
      • Different levels of comprehension
    • Mrs. Zarah Gagatiga Gurong Kaakbay Xavier School Oct. 27-30,2006