Teacher Review for Goodreads

A great way to add a social element to underscore the joy of reading.

Stephanie V.
Classroom teacher
University Of Central Arkansas
Conway, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Goodreads is a great way to make the "old school" book report interactive and introduce students to the community of readers. It's really more appropriate for oldest students (grades 10-12 perhaps) but it can give them a genuine way to engage with other readers about what they have read.
My Take
Goodreads is a great way to to enhance older students' learning and love of reading by introducing them to a world of readers where they can interact with others who share their reading interests. Another plus: Goodreads gives their writing about what they read a genuine audience. The only caveat: this is mostly an adult site and more appropriate for older readers.