I just love those days when a colleague shares something and it sparks off an idea that makes your brain fizz and pop!
I just love the way it looks and works, with the pictures of the books and then hover over the picture to read the first line of it. So it got me thinking …..
I am currently working on creating a set of resources to support a new Y7 & 8 library and research skills programme that I’m developing at my new school. I have an absolutely fantastic group of teachers to work with here and the junior school staff are so willing to collaborate with me, welcoming me into their classrooms.
So when I saw this post I was immediately struck by how cool it would be to design a memory card game, using the covers of the books on one set and the corresponding first line from each book on another set. The students could then play the game by either matching the pairs correctly, or have them working in groups to decide which bo0k went with which first line.
In a slightly simpler version, I will use the same concept with book covers and authors names. Both of these ideas still require some fine-tuning and tweaking, but it’s simple, relatively easy to make and fun for the students, with the potential to incorporate a competitive element into it that all boys love.
So, a big thanks Desna and I would encourage everyone to keep sharing. It’s gold!