Thank you for your interest in Altadena Library's Must Love Books - Speed Dating Event Between the Stacks! Please subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay tuned for future special events!Stinson Middle School librarian Paige Fosmire created an activity for students called Book Speed Dating, in which students spend a few minutes reviewing books at various tables and then decide whether they wish to check them out.Next, we organized them by genre, knowing that our realistic fiction books were myriad, and we'd have to create sub-groups. Here are the groups upon which we decided: 2 tables - realistic fiction 1 - sports/adventure/survival 2 - nonfiction 1 - memoirs/biographies 1 - fantasy (in a realistic setting) 1 - fantasy (not on this world or of this time) 1 - science fiction 1 - historical fiction Todd H. less Stinson Middle School librarian Paige Fosmire created an activity for students called Book Speed Dating, in which students spend a few minutes reviewing books at various tables and then decide whether they wish ...more SAN ANTONIO — Centerpieces of paper flowers and battery-operated candle lights adorn the tables. Carly Rae Jepsen's “Call Me Maybe” plays from the front of the room.Since my genius hour is centered around independent reading, I've GOT to get these kids to read. The following two blogs I found tucked away in my Evernote notes were extremely helpful! I had buy-in from the four other 7th grade ELA teachers, and we decided to meet Wednesday after school to pull books off the shelves. I've already done three sets of book talks (keeping track for the students here), but I wanted to spice it up. Tips for Getting Kids to Do More Choice Reading: Book Speed Dating by Erica Beaton (@B10Loves Books) Building Our To-Read Lists: Book Speed Dating by Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) From these two stellar resources, I created my own "How To" list. We didn't all make it, but we DID choose a TON of books! " "I already read these." "I don't want to read any of these." "Have you read this?
“(Technology) is the way kids learn, and that's the charge I've been leading.” The students who make the book trailers use a program called Animoto and choose pictures and music to summarize what they've read into a 30-second presentation. Some students know exactly what they're looking for, and sometimes, just like with real speed dating, it's a shot in the dark.
“It's all about promoting reading,” said librarian Paige Fosmire of the lesson.
For the activity, Fosmire sets up eight tables, each with four books and two i Pod Touch devices.
What I might like to change: * Mix the genres so everybody has at least one book that interests them at each table.
I will keep working to find the book that hooks them!