Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Book Speed Dating

In the October 2012 issue of Library Media Connection, Librarian Tish Carpinelli from Cape May, NJ, wrote about speed dating with books, an activity she does with her high school students. With a few modifications, 7th grade LA students participated in book speed dating just this week. Four students sat at each table and looked at more than a dozen books and rated them, considering if they wanted to be in a "committed long-term relationship" with the book. :) If students couldn't decide on "a date" by the end of the period, they might go on a "blind date" with a book. Many students found "dates" to take home to read, and all students received a Hershey's kiss--because the perfect date ends with a small kiss!


  1. What a great idea! We've done a similar activity without calling it "speed dating" - definitely sounds fun!


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