Book speed dating library
Have some of your media helper or frequent flyer kiddos pick their faves and pile them loosely on your tables. Grab twins wherever possible, multiple copies of the same book, that way you have backups or friends can read the same book Laminate some butcher paper book covers with cuts out on the back for bar codes! Choose a few books, write short provocative blurbs on oversized post-it notes and rubber band em up!(I deliberately chose books I had several of copies of that I hid on a cart- so that if they were checked out I didn't have to do all the work over again - pop in the next copy!Here’s how I’ve put together this activity: I always get great feedback from teachers and students with this activity…they love it!By the final round, about half of the students will typically have a book that they want to check out. I've wanted to try it out for awhile now, and I finally went for it last week.I wanted to use a smaller "test" group before trying this with a class of 35 eighth graders, so I tried it with our resource reading classes first.
We created categories to give people an idea of what they might be getting -- mood and style of the book more than genre. My love of reading only got stronger as I got older.So here I am, ready to share my opinions and read yours.So here is what I did: : Decide how you want the tables set up. I put 10-15 books on each table to represent that genre. I also set up a Power Point with the directions for the minutes. As they came in, they noticed the signs and books, and I could already tell they were picking their genres, even though I hadn't said a word about what we were doing. The romance section was particularly popular, even with the boys, so I added some "non-pink" romances to that table for the boys.I just told them to sit anywhere and that we would be moving soon enough. I am excited to add a fun twist for when I do this lesson again.