Book Speed Dating is a little idea I came up with for a year 7 library lesson. They pick a book that they enjoyed, preferably one that is actually in the library so they can show the cover and synopsis. Then they have to write a short but convincing argument as to why other people should read it. It has been a shambles the few times I have tried it out but it is a work in progress. After they have written their short review/persuasive argument, I line them up facing each other and give them 30 seconds in which to pitch their chosen book. After switching sides the line on the right moves down a space so they now have a new partner to pitch to. you like the idea I can tell [ ; D ] I am more than happy for other people to use my ideas but please credit it back *hugs*
To fully benefit from the book speed dating experience you need a stopwatch and for pupils to not pick the same books – seriously I was told that Breaking Dawn was educational by 3 Year 7 girls *snort*.
I also used this little idea as an ice-breaker in my presentation about Blogging Benefits Libraries to the Staff – it was even more uncontrollable than the pupils – seriously in need of a stopwatch and a whistle [ : D ]
Here is my Book Speed Dating for Forever by Maggie Stiefvater I used this as an example on the Staff Development Day.
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publication Date: 13 July 2011
Synopsis: From Amazon
In SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. An love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.
Review – Speed Dating Style:
Fabulous world building. Descriptive writing to immerse yourself in. A Super sweet romance to sweep you off your feet.
Interesting take on werewolf mythology – ingenious use of a blood disorder affected by temperature.
A snarky, spoilt brat with a well hidden warm heart.
A genius, suicidal rock star who finds his niche in life.
A truly heart breaking and heart warming, beautiful read.
So what do you think. Would you read it after the speed dating [ ; D ]