Mentor Teaching Moves: A Brilliant Use of Space #T4TMoments

When we walked into the Hardwick Elementary School, we noticed a long row of bookshelves in the hallway filled with baskets of books organized by series.   Each basket was labeled with the series name with the covers of the books prominently displayed.

The central location made these books accessible to everyone in the school.  Students browse when they enter the building; as they walk to and from the cafeteria, and on their way specials.  We love the message this sends about reading:

Check out these books! Read one now!  Enjoy!

It is a great way to expand every classroom library so all students have more options for book selection.  Richard Allington reminds us, if we want to improve reading achievement we must put as many books as possible into the hands of  kids.   Thank you Hardwick Elementary School, for sharing this mentor teaching move with us!

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