Teacher Review For Goodreads

Goodreads: social networking for avid readers (book nerds unite!)

Amy C.
Classroom teacher
Animo Pat Brown High School
Los Angeles, CA
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My Grades 9, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I personally use Goodreads to keep track of what I have read in my own life. I use it to share educational book reviews with my coworkers and keep track of what other educators are reading. With my students, Goodreads provides an opportunity to be honest about their opinions of books. They can start conversations around texts by commenting on other reviews. Best of all, it's great for students to look back at the end of high school to see all they have read over their educational career.
My Take
Goodreads is an amazing social networking platform for avid readers. I use it in my personal life, and it is one of the few places I'm still connected with several of my old high school teachers. It's the best website to share & model a love of lifelong reading and learning.