Topics: Future Tense - Full program podcast
One of the most powerful things I can do for my students is work to promote reading for fun and helping students find books that they will enjoy. I feel like middle school is one of those key times in life where many students either take the path to become a life-long reader or not. So I try to do as much as possible to talk to my students about what they’re reading and help them find books that will get them hooked!
One activity that I’ve found to be extremely successful this year is a round of “Book Speed Dating.” I know that this is an activity that many librarians have done for years it’s tried and true for a reason!
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. And ALL of the students have spent some time with a book from a genre that’s outside of their typical reading comfort zone.