So here is what I did: : Decide how you want the tables set up. I put 10-15 books on each table to represent that genre. I also set up a Power Point with the directions for the minutes. As they came in, they noticed the signs and books, and I could already tell they were picking their genres, even though I hadn't said a word about what we were doing. The romance section was particularly popular, even with the boys, so I added some "non-pink" romances to that table for the boys.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.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.As a general rule, men tend be on the upper end of the age bracket and women on the lower end of our events. Speed dating is the perfect way to meet loads of new people in one night. Don’t come with a list of job interview questions and an engagement ring just in case.When you arrive, our lovely Speed Dater host will welcome you and sign you in.
You will have a card to mark down if you are interested in your dates.
I've wanted to try it out for awhile now, and I finally went for it last week.
I wanted to use a smaller "test" group before trying this with a class of 35 eighth graders, so I tried it with our resource reading classes first.
The format will be similar to our normal speed dating events but the idea behind literary speed dating is that everyone discusses the books they are reading and why they like them.
We hope small format change will allow you to scratch under the surface get a better understanding what makes people tick.