Now, how many times have you been told not to judge a book by its cover?But can you judge a person by the books they read -- enough to want to go on a date with them?And ALL of the students have spent some time with a book from a genre that’s outside of their typical reading comfort zone.I did this several weeks ago with my 8th graders, and this week the 6th graders are having their turn.
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Here’s how I’ve put together this activity: I always get great feedback from teachers and students with this activity…they love it!
By the final round, about half of the students will typically have a book that they want to check out.
The events see single book-lovers gathering at libraries with a meaningful book tucked under their arm, hoping to find love amongst bookshelves. It’s very isolating at times.”On a rainy Friday evening 64 singles packed into a library basement near College St. They were split into two age groups – ages 20 to 34 and ages 35 and up.
“I can say firsthand it can be really difficult to meet people,” said Nancy-Anne Davies, a librarian at the Lillian H. “You have those moments where you’re on a bus or a subway and you look up and everyone is on their cellphones and no body is talking to each other . All wore randomly assigned nametags — Holden Caulfield, Tyler Durden and Hermione Granger emblazoned cardigans.