twitter book club

here's the great thing about middle school students (well, 6th graders...)
you can "pretend" you are doing something on the internet
and they love it to pieces...

I call our intervention class a book club to trick these guys 
and get them excited about reading...
it sounds terrible, but I trick them even more and say 
we are going to TWEET about our daily reading.

Then I go around with post-it notes and ask a question 
I'd like them to answer about the characters, plot, etc...

They love it and it's simple to grade (so much better than 
a boring sheet of paper or a journal entry). 

After a tweet, I just take my question (on a post-it notes) and 
stack all of the students' responses underneath it...then
staple the pile up and make room for the next tweet.
The students can still go back and flip through and read
the old "post/tweets"...



The Polka Dot Closet said...

You are the best teacher in the whole world...What fun your class would be, I hope a ton of teachers are following your blog and picking up tips!


stlavonlady said...

How fun is this!! I would love to be in your class! Love it!! Did all of them just love it too?

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Claudia at Lashes and Beard said...

Great idea! So creative and a wonderful way to relate to the students.

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Simplee Sue said...

It's so refreshing to hear that you care enough for your students to be so creative. (or deceptive :) )


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