[FREEBIE] 4 Easy Storage Solutions for Your EL Education Decodable Readers

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series How to Organize your EL Education Materials

Are you tired of having your EL Education decodable readers scattered all over your small group table? I know the feeling! As teachers, we’re always on the lookout for clever hacks to keep our teaching materials in order and make teacher life a little bit more manageable. Well, guess what? I have FOUR fantastic storage solutions that will make your life so much easier as you implement EL Education (and won’t break the bank)!

Get ready to discover the power of organization and bring some calm to your EL teaching space. These practical storage solutions will make your small group instruction a breeze and save you precious time in the classroom. Ready to take control of your EL Education decodable readers and make your teaching life simpler? Let’s dive in and embrace the joy of a well-organized learning environment! 📚🌈 (If you need help organizing your other EL Education materials, you can check out my post here.)

Let’s get started!

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EL Education Decodable Readers

Greeting Card Organizer

1. Greeting Card Organizer for EL Education Decodable Readers

Let’s kick things off with the super versatile greeting card organizer! Who would’ve thought this nifty little thing would be a perfect fit for our self-printed paper readers? 💌 It’s like they were meant to be together! With multiple compartments and ample space, this organizer keeps your readers sorted and easy to access.

The only thing to keep in mind is that retrieving items smaller than a half sheet of paper might be a little more difficult, so I’d save this option for those DIY-printed readers. But it’s still an excellent choice for taming your decodable collection. This would also be the more expensive option since there are only 6 dividers. I think this would be a great storage solution for your small-group readers!

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Need more EL-aligned decodable readers? Check out my EL Education decodable readers here and grab one cycle for free! You can also read more about them here!

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2. Rainbow Photo Organizer for EL Decodable Readers

EL Education Decodable Readers

Rainbow Photo Organizer

Now, brace yourself for the adorable rainbow organizer! 🌈🌈 If you’ve got classroom sets of the small EL decodable readers, then you’re in for a treat! These organizers (shown on the right in the photo) are like the missing puzzle pieces that complete your decodable storage needs. The size is spot-on, and the compartments make arranging your readers a breeze.

The colors are a delightful bonus! Your students will adore them, and you’ll love how easy it is to keep everything looking organized and oh-so-pretty!

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EL Education Decodable Readers

These bins are from the Target dollar spot, but you can find similar bins here.

Grab my EL Education organization dividers freebie HERE!

3. Budget-Friendly Storage EL Education Decodable Readers

Now, I know that investing in fancy storage solutions, while fun can put a HUGE dent in our wallets. But fear not, there’s a budget-friendly alternative that works like a charm! If you’re looking for a way to keep your EL Education decodable readers organized without breaking the bank, consider using the smaller bins you already have and get creative with some cardstock.

Repurposing smaller bins you might already have lying around is a fantastic idea! Not only does it save you money, but it’s also a sustainable approach to organization. You’d be surprised how effective and efficient these smaller bins can be when utilized correctly.

And here’s where the cardstock comes into play. You can easily create dividers by cutting the cardstock to fit inside the bins. This simple trick will help you divide the cycles and keep everything neatly categorized. It’s a cost-effective solution that packs a big organizing punch!

So, don’t let the fear of going broke on EL storage hold you back. With smaller bins and a little cardstock magic, you’ll have a well-organized EL Education collection that won’t break the bank!

EL Education Decodable Reader Storage

4. The FREE (ish) Storage Solution for Your EL Education Decodable Readers

In my first year of teaching the curriculum, I stored my EL Education decodable readers by cycle in individual file folders. These folders were kept in a filing crate alongside the rest of my EL materials. While purchasing additional storage options is always an option, I wanted to share a more accessible solution.

The great thing about this storage method is that it doesn’t involve any new costs. Chances are you already have access to file folders or something similar. Utilizing these existing materials makes it an easy and budget-friendly option for everyone, especially for teachers who are just starting out or trying to make the most of their available resources.

Need labels for your storage systems? Check out my Small Group Organization Kit here to get that and MORE!

No matter the system you choose, any of these will keep your materials in check, organized, and ready to use for your Skills Block groups.

Happy organizing! 📚🌟 Let me know below which organizational system you’re going to try out this year!

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