Book speed dating activity
I used a speed dating concept from the whole school INSET day delivered at the start of the year and adapted it to suit my AS PE class.
My class were studying a topic on the organisation of sport in the UK and were struggling to get to grips with all of the various organisational bodies and their roles.
The activity used is a variation on the popular practice of speed dating.
I ask the girls to have a seat first, spacing them out so that there are no more than two per table. This is to ensure that there is an adequate variety of books that will appeal to both genders at each table. As the activity progresses, I watch that students read and engage with the books.
Sometimes, after a few “dates,” I see that a student does not appear to be interested in any of the choices.
” When students have visited each table, they fill out their final book selection on the worksheet, turn in the sheet, and check out their books.
At this point, I pass out one chocolate kiss to each student, because, as I like to tell them, the perfect date ends in a kiss!
At this point, students are starting to understand that dating and choosing a book aren’t so different.