Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Founders of EB Academic Camps

Caitlin here from Teach Inspire Change. Yep, I'm back again! But this time, I'm wearing a different hat - the hat of a co-founder of a company called EB Academic Camps. My business partner, Jessica, and I co-founded the company in the summer of 2014!

My business partner (and awesome friend), Jessica
That's me! Caitlin 

But enough about us. We want to talk to you about speed dating with books! As much as I would love to take credit for this awesome post, Jessica is the mastermind behind it ...

As I was doing curriculum planning this week for the new school year, I came across this great idea from my required summer reading book, Literacy and the Common Core (which was a much better read than I thought it was going to be based on the title!). There I was judging a book by its cover, which ironically, is what Speed Dating with a Book essentially asks kids to do!

Basically, you line up the desks in your room and place several books from your classroom library on each desk. Students rotate from left to right and get three minutes to go on a "date" with the books in front of them. They can look at the front and back covers, read a page or two, skim the illustrations, etc. At the end of the three minutes ... (you can continue reading Jessica's awesome post by clicking here). (Did you know it hurts your SEO to have the same content, verbatim, on more than one site? Nope? Now you do ... which is why I'm taking you somewhere else, but COME BACK because I have more for you!)


We also want to say THANK YOU for following along with the fabulous Middle School Mob by putting one of our favorite TPT products 50% off for you for today! Make sure to head over to our TPT Store and download The Most Dangerous Game Supplemental Activities. They are SUPER cool! Here is a look at what you'll find :)

Until next time, 

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