Book Reviews Catch Multiple Writing Skills

Submitted 7 years ago
Erin S.
Erin S.
Media Specialist
Walnut Hill Elementary School
Omaha NE, US
My Rating

My Take

I like that students were able to practice their social networking skills in a safe environment. Not all of our students are readers or typists and these skills are important as they get older. However, unless I had the incentive of the book raffle, I'm afraid not all students would be engaged.

How I Use It

Students at first really enjoyed writing book reviews. They had the incentive of earning free books to keep. We practiced our persuasive writing skills and then I allowed students to send their reviews and suggestions to other students in the class. Students were most engaged by the ability to change their avatar (which turned into a time-suck) and ability to send recommendations.