Now I had a nice problem- how was I going to let the students preview all the books before adding them to the classroom library shelves? An idea was born....a book tasting. Students would have a chance to sample three of the new books for each of the courses (appetizer, entree, and dessert).
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The students loved getting to 'taste' several new books. Students wrote a short prediction/evaluation of the book based on reading a few pages and/or the back cover. They were actively engaged and had spontaneous group discussions at the tables about the books they sampled. Interest and excitement were generated. At the end of the book tasting the students quickly asked when we would do it again.
It is always a nice feeling to hear students chattering about a day's lesson or project.