Here’s a model for displaying nonfiction in your classroom library. Notice how the books are facing forward in baskets – easy to flip through and find a title of interest. Also, if you zoom in, you’ll see the books are categorized and coded – “Transportation NF#5.” The codes are marked on the back of the books so students know which basket they should return the books to when they are done reading. This is a lot of work up front, of course, but a long-term investment.
Thanks to my colleague who opened her classroom door (in 2008!) and shared her classroom library with me. I would love to see how you’ve displayed nonfiction in your classroom library and share your pics on my blog. Please touch base!