Book speed dating lesson
This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Meghann Artes and the theme of speed-dating.In the lesson students talk about meeting a partner and dating, watch a short film, and read and discuss speed-dating questions.
In looking for ways to celebrate Library Lover’s month in February, I decided to jump on the Book Speed Dating train.For the activity, Fosmire sets up eight tables, each with four books and two i Pod Touch devices.Students have two minutes at each table to read a book's summary, inspect the cover, and, if the book has a QR bar code on the jacket, use one of the devices to scan the code and watch a 30-second trailer about the book that was made by another student who already has read it.After reading how other media specialists set up their programs, I came up with a plan that works well in my library.With some modifications, I have used this basic procedure with all grade levels, from freshmen to seniors, from resource classes to advanced placement students.Each student rates the books they examine on a score sheet before changing tables.
After they've “checked out” all the books, they then decide whether to actually check them out from the library.
Step 1 Ask your students to think of different ways of meeting a romantic partner. Step 3 Ask your students to say which way of meeting a new partner is the best and why. Tell them that one student should describe their idea of a dream date while the other student describes their idea of a nightmare date.
Step 5 Get feedback from the whole class on their dream and nightmare dates.
They're speed dating books in the Stinson Middle School library.
“It's all about promoting reading,” said librarian Paige Fosmire of the lesson.
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.