Because of the nature of the class, the students do not tend to be readers, nor are they generally intrinsically-motivated to read. They really enjoyed this lesson, and my eighth grade library assistants, who saw the speed dating as they worked in the library, all asked me to do this with their classes, too. For the reading resource classes, I chose high-interest genres such as horror, humor, manga, nonfiction, survival, romance, sports, and realistic fiction. For my classes, I added a second nonfiction table since it was full every time.So here is what I did: : Decide how you want the tables set up. I put 10-15 books on each table to represent that genre. I also set up a Power Point with the directions for the minutes. As they came in, they noticed the signs and books, and I could already tell they were picking their genres, even though I hadn't said a word about what we were doing. The romance section was particularly popular, even with the boys, so I added some "non-pink" romances to that table for the boys.I just told them to sit anywhere and that we would be moving soon enough. I am excited to add a fun twist for when I do this lesson again.
Sports speed dating
rom the 1930's through the 1960's, English-made 3-speed bicycles were, in some respects, the ultimate in human-powered transportation.
They spawned a vibrantly active club culture that has never been equaled.
London police released video that appears to show a jogger pushing a woman in front of an approaching bus.
Authorities say the quick-thinking bus driver narrowly avoided hitting the woman, who suffered minor injuries.
The bicycle provided unprecedented individual mobility to the British working class.