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Pairing up students with "the perfect match"

Speed Dating with Books

LMC Magazine has a good article in the Oct 2012 issue about matching kids to books. The article is for high school, but might work well with your Grade 7s.

"Oooh, book speed dating, I remember that. It was fun!" It made me smile to hear a senior boy pass by and say those words as I was setting up the decorations for a group of freshmen. It's always great to have students think a program is fun, but it's an added bonus when that program gets books into their hands that they really enjoy and actually finish. For our high school, speed dating with books is an effective approach to pairing up students with "the perfect match" of a book! ....