Last week, Jennifer Lund and I tried a new variation on our musical book tasting activity we piloted in January. Our LSTCs, Hope Black and Logan Malm, wrote a grant for a set of Chromebooks for teachers and students to use with a focus on cloud based applications and resources. After consultation with ESOL teacher … Continue reading Musical Book Tasting+Padlet: A Recipe for Participation
Upon returning from our holiday break, Jennifer Lund and I had a request from one of our Language Arts teachers to schedule her classes for the popular book tasting activity. We faced two challenges: the teacher wanted to do the activity in two days (a time challenge), and we had a significant number of books … Continue reading Musical Chairs + Book Tasting Rocks!
My colleague Jennifer Lund and I have been working with some of our ninth grade teachers this week as part of a unit they are doing with students to give students an opportunity to select a book and engage in self-facilitated reading. As many of you may know, I used a strategy, “book tasting“, … Continue reading Revisiting Book Tasting to Support Readers
Last fall, I blogged about our book tasting I did with Susan Lester and her 10th Honors World Literature/Composition (Media 21 cohort) students; these texts were a springboard into our unit of inquiry on issues in Africa. We just finished our later winter book tasting last period, and I did a few modifications from … Continue reading Book Tasting Tweaks, Late Winter 2012