Books on speed dating
In addition to being fun, book speed dating gives the students a chance to get to know a book before forming a “committed relationship” with it.They must read the cover, front and back flaps, and begin reading the book during the dating period. It’s always great to have students think a program is fun, but it’s an added bonus when that program gets books into their hands that they really enjoy and actually finish.
If I want them to speed date with all of the books, like on the first day of class, I have the kids pull books themselves, but I ask them to grab a specific blend of genres.These titles work well for us, but be sure to include books that are most appealing to the students at your school.24 Girls in 7 Days by Alex Bradley Acceleration by Graham Mc Namee The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson Any books by Sarah Dessen Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod (series) by Heather Brewer City of Bones by Cassandra Claire Crackback by John Coy The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard Incarceron by Catherine Fisher Invisible by Pete Hautman It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini Kimani Tru (series) by various authors Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith Looking for Alaska by John Greene The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Piccoult The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Scribbler of Dreams by Mary Pearson Shattering Glass by Gail Giles Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher Whatever Happened to Cass Mc Bride by Gail Giles Tish Carpinelli, MLS, is a media specialist at Lower Cape May Regional High School.If I shared a dozen books and half of them were actually checked out, I was happy.
For the rest of the period, students would browse the stacks in search of a book, find one quickly, and then sit down and chat with their friends until the bell rang.
We want a person to have something in common with us, and we want a date to be interesting.