Speed Booking

a.k.a. Speed Book Dating

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Speed Booking How-to

There are many variations on the technique (see links below).

We offer Speed Booking any time to all English classes and we tailor the event to meet the needs of each class.

Once we know class numbers, gender, and ability level, we put 12-15 books on each 4 seat table. We mix genres to give students a chance to sample something new. After a brief explanation of the process, we give them a paper that asks for a comment and rating, and then set the online timer (2 or 3 minutes). The students examine one book per interval.

If students need a refresh, rather than having the students move, we shift the books or add new ones to the tables as needed.


It’s been a big hit here for the last couple of years and we taught it at our state conference in 2012.

http://www.slj.com/2014/04/opinion/feedback/stephen-krashen-on-bribes-for-read-alouds-and-librarians-on-speed-dating-for-books-slj-feedback/#_
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Variations on Speed Booking

Pinterest Boards of Book Trailers or "LOOK INSIDES," voki collections

Use the work of previous classes to get the word out about great reads. Students can even "speed book" from the library's web pages.
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Cinder voki

Asheboro High School

Carla Shinn (R) ~ Laura Holland (L)
Media Coordinators

Make Reading Your Super Power!
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