Much easier than using Audacity for quick recordings!---- To the kiddos: "Don't want to check out a book today? It's ok if you're already in a committed relationship - I don't want you to cheat on the book you're already reading!why not make up a table of graphic novels & popular non fiction selections for our informational readers?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!This results in their making an informed choice before they check out the book, and the book they choose will be one they enjoy reading.PROCEDURE: When students come in, I have them stand in a group away from the tables and begin by asking who is familiar with speed dating (sometimes, even freshmen have done speed dating! I give a short explanation, then tell them that, although it might surprise them, choosing a book is really a lot like choosing someone to date.And ALL of the students have spent some time with a book from a genre that’s outside of their typical reading comfort zone.
I wrote a fun, silly, cheezy, (you've met me, right?
So, I've been inspired lately by a lot of amazing teacher librarians who have written about doing this lesson or some kind of variation (resource links below) and though they sounded awesome, they were too much work. Think Chuck Woolery cheezy love connection with a dash of Marvin Gaye! Take a book cart and shop for some hot books around your library media center.
Decorations, tablecloths, candles, writing activities, dating profiles on Good Reads, Shelfari, Libary Thing, or Shelfari -- so being naturally enthusiasticaly indolent, I wanted to find a quick & dirty way to get kids looking at books, checking out books, and moving around the library. That's right, be deeply shallow and choose books that have the most attractive covers, are hot popular, and just plain fun.
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.
) tongue-in-cheek script with the directions for this activity set to the INSTRUMENTAL version of Let's Get it On by Marvin Gaye, set the Love Time Bomb for 1 or 2 min and Booya!