It’s so difficult to get some students actively engaged in silent reading time. They’ll either stare at the bookshelf for what feels like hours or continuously pick a book and immediately return it back to the shelf. If you’re experiencing this in your classroom, then it’s time to give your silent reading time a burst of energy and some new life. In today’s video, I walk you through an amazing Blind Date With a Book Activity that will get even your most reluctant readers excited!
Tune in now to hear:
- [:35] Caitlin explains that this fun Blind Date with a Book activity will get even your most reluctant readers excited to pick a book.
- [:45] Caitlin shares a quick teacher hack and option to decide if you will make this a mandatory whole class activity or not.
- [1:08] She explains what to do to grab your students’ attention so they realize something new is happening.
- [2:00] Caitlin explains the activity and wrapping of the books.
- [2:17] She gives examples of clues for books.
Hunger Games: The ultimate sacrifice, genetically modified monsters, and a couple of defiant teenagers
- Among the Hidden: population police, a fake I.D., and fighting for freedom
- Ghost: a boy on the run, sunflower seeds, and a coach’s guidance
- [2:49] She explains how to use the activity if you don’t want to make it a mandatory class assignment.
- [4:00] She gives examples of completing a “date review” which is a reflection of the book they read.
- [4:41] Caitlin shares another teacher hack that allows students to help each other and you!
- [6:55 ]She invites you to pick a date to try this activity in your classroom.
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