At Udall, library media specialist Denise Lamattina and reading teacher Ariana Stubbmann invited Lynette Gottesman’s class into the library for a socially distanced “book tasting.”
During English class, the seventh graders completed a survey, choosing an “appetizer,” “entrée” and “dessert.” The students were given the option to choose from various genres they would like to sample. During class, they discussed the attributes of these genres and discussed ways to choose appropriate books.
While in the library, Lamattina and Stubbmann led the students through a series of activities in order to sample the books. They set the library up as a cafe, complete with music, candles, tablecloths and menus. The students completed a Jamboard to identify books that they were interested in reading, with most students checking books out at the end of the activity. The students plan on using their selections for an independent reading activity in class.