Saturday, September 12, 2015

Freebie Frenzy Blog Hop!

I'm linking up today with my blogging pals from Fifth Grade Freebies for a Back to School Freebie Frenzy Blog Hop!  Hop along to grab some great freebies and enter to win a $50 TPT gift card!

I'm sharing something I just created for my classroom library this summer!  Since I've started doing the 40 Book Challenge, my students have been more conscientious about trying the different genres, and I realized I needed to label my books accordingly.  I already have my library labeled and organized according to DRA level, and it really didn't take me that long to label my books that way. So, I found some brightly colored labels and assigned (for the most part) two genres per color.  Then I created color coded genre posters and hung them in our library.

Realistic fiction and mystery are orange.  Historical fiction and science fiction are yellow.

Nonfiction and Biography/Autobiography are green.  Fantasy is red, Poetry is pink, and Traditional Literature (not pictured) is blue.  

I did manage to get some of my books labeled before school started.  I'm just putting the genre label directly above the DRA color coded label.  My plan is for my kids (and my mom!) to help me finish this project this year!

You can grab my Genre Posters (Color Coded) at my TPT Store for free but hurry!  They are only free during this blog hop!  If you download them, I'd really appreciate your feedback!

Make sure you snag all the other great freebies and enter the giveaway below!

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  1. What a great idea, Stephanie!

    I love opening my students' eyes up to new genres - it broadens their perspective and allows them to read beyond their typical scope of characters and plot lines. Your genre posters are great - clear, colorful, and cute! Sounds like a win-win-win to me :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Joy in the Journey

  2. Your classroom is awesome!! This is my first year teaching fifth grade so I love getting ideas from you and all the other great fifth grade teachers!! I love teaching math!! It is and always has been my favorite to teach!! Thank you so much for sharing these genre posters!! I can't wait to put them up in my classroom!!

  3. Thanks for the great giveaway! Your genre posters will be perfect for my special ed classroom.

  4. I love teaching math just because I love numbers and I love trying to explain it to kids who struggle getting those new concepts. I also enjoying teaching reading. There are so many ways to teach reading skills.

  5. I love teaching math! And thank you for this freebie and giveaway!

  6. Social Studies by far is my favorite to teach!! LOVE it! Great giveaway... Thanks!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. It was fun visiting all of your sites. I LOVE teaching VA Studies!!

  8. I love to teach math and social studies. I love making history exciting for my students.

  9. I just started a 5th grade tribe group on Facebook! I would love to have you join in!