Speed dating for kids

Srsly, the video above saves your voice, time, is a partial flip addition, and it adds extra cheese to the lesson. ) Choose a few books, write short provocative blurbs on oversized post-it notes and rubber band em up! Let the cooperating ELA to Reading teacher wander around making suggestions or pointing out a "good lookin possibility! " It's OK if you're already in a committed reading relationship - I don't want you to cheat on book you've already checked out! I know there are a LOT more ways to do this and some of my favorite teacher librarians do even more intricate dating and book set ups. Besides, let me make a fool of myself with the cheezy delivery and you can just sit back and roll your eyes with the kiddos. ;-) Laminate some butcher paper book covers with cuts out on the back for bar codes! (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! Switching a lot means that kiddos keep moving, talking, and it creates a sense of urgency. "After a couple turns I'll call out that the first 6 kiddos checking out books will get a scratch and sniff bookmark and then they can go, put up their feet, read their new book and hang out in our READING LOVE LOUNGE. ") To the kiddos: "Don't want to check out a book today? I'm not gonna to force you - I just want you to see what's out there! " LOL I'll then ask the cooperating teacher now to help out with the timer as I scoot over to the circ desk and check out the books. Esp, if I don't have a media asst there or a parent volunteer available- and most times, I don't [sad face]) The last round the kiddos can go anywhere in the library to find that "just right" book and then-- in the space of about 15 min almost every kid has a book & they're all smiles! 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.

The trick to staging this activity is to create messy inviting piles of books on each table (by subject, genre, or type), leaving some some flat, some standing up, and just pile it up and add signage.

Her 7th grade ELA (English Language Arts) classes are working to improve their lives through student-directed learning - without marks throughout the year. Want to have her speak with your staff or facilitate a workshop?

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.

However, attendees of this upcoming event won’t be there in search of romance.

Instead, the kids club is aiming to play matchmaker for nannies and the families who need them.

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