If your choices also express interest in you, the organizer facilitates an exchange of information (email, numbers) and you can then choose to go on a “real” date if you’d like. Two sections of my Reading & Writing class were still discussing “Strikebreaker” by Issac Asimov.
Therefore, the premise of this activity is to have students have many different small conversations about a common text to facilitate comprehension and to practice the larger concept that we. We did a quick lesson on creating thematic statements on the board, and then I had the students comb through their annotations of the short story.
Students with a spade or club (black card) get a "sour face" at the end of their book date (a warhead candy). Next time, we'll get to squeeze in more rotations since I won't have to take time explaining how it works.
I just told them to sit anywhere and that we would be moving soon enough. I am excited to add a fun twist for when I do this lesson again.But one Alpine festival, Snowbombing, which takes place in April, has taken things one step further with the introduction of chair lift speed dating.At 8,497 feet high in Mayrhofen, Austria, the festival is known for its music line-up, fancy dress-clad revellers and creative activities (think igloo raves, enchanted forest parties and rooftop jacuzzis), but chair lift speed dating may be one of Snowbombing’s most unique ideas yet.These classes are designed for struggling readers and generally have fewer than ten students. I had the best results with the eighth grade class, who better understood all my dating jokes ("sometimes you have to kiss some frogs", "sometimes you have to throw that fish back in", "if at first you don't succeed", etc.).Because of the nature of the class, the students do not tend to be readers, nor are they generally intrinsically-motivated to read. They really enjoyed this lesson, and my eighth grade library assistants, who saw the speed dating as they worked in the library, all asked me to do this with their classes, too. For the reading resource classes, I chose high-interest genres such as horror, humor, manga, nonfiction, survival, romance, sports, and realistic fiction. For my classes, I added a second nonfiction table since it was full every time.