Blind date with a book
During Celebrate Reading week we created our version of Blind Date with a Book. We wrap books and then put a clue on the wrapping. Students read the clues then select a book. Their commitment when they participate is to read the entire book. The students are risk takers when they participate because often they will read books that normally they would not choose to read. The books selected for this are taken from the Young Adult section of the library and have some aspect of international mindedness about them. We restrict participation to grades 5 and over due to the books that are available.
Two of our students this year read their books in one night – they couldn’t put them down. Which books? Galax-arena by Gillian Rubinstein and Shadow by Michael Morpurgo.