Secondary Library Media (6-12)
Strand 1: Standard 1:
1 class periods of 30 minutes each
In this lesson there will be books placed on tables around the library with questionnaires for students to answer in the format of "speed dating" to help students choose a book matching their interests and reading level.
This is the second activity in a three lesson sequence. The students should have completed the Interests and Reading Survey prior to Speed Book Dating. The librarian takes the survey results and compiles a selection of compatible books for the activity.
Survey results: reading interests and reading experiences.
Students use information from their interest survey (lesson 1) and books they "speed dated" and choose a book that's right for them.
Directions on questionnaire and how and when to rotate books, model the appropriate way to fill out the Speed Dating questions.
Speed book dating rotation, give each student 60 seconds every rotation, and 30 seconds to answer Book Speed Dating questions.
Students share favorite book they "dated" with the class using specific information from questionnaire
Different reading levels and books that match interest surveys.
Students check out books for individual reading.
Completed speed dating questionnaires.