Teacher Review For Goodreads

A Great Resource for Book Reviews and Discussions

Bobbi G.
Classroom teacher
Santa Fe South High School
Oklahoma City, OK
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This year I have been blessed with some extra money to help build my classroom library. My students used Goodreads to help decide what books would be good to purchase. The reviews are honest, and since it isn't tied to a company trying to sell the book, we felt they were more trustworthy. In the future, I plan on having my students join in a discussion about a book that they are reading, so they can practice both discussing a book and their writing skills.
My Take
This website is a great place to check before selecting a book to read. There are thousands of fantastic discussions happening, and I found many of my students were excited to join and talk about books. Overall, it's not the best site to design a lesson around, but it is a great help.