But only a few teachers and parents took books from there; children rarely did. If I pulled out a selection of titles, they became popular for that moment. But once back on the shelf, they were forgotten again.
Solution? Weeding + Bins + ditching ABC order.
We converted the shelves into bins with clear plastic fronts and reorganized the readers by series, character, or topic.
Step Into Reading, level 1
Step Into Reading, level 2...
We numbered each bin and changed the spine labels to match. We added signs to show the name and logo of the series, or the faces of characters, or a symbol for each topic.
Now....our pre-reading students can navigate the I-Can-Read section on their own.