Teacher Review for Goodreads

Goodreads-- Good for readers!

Susan K.
School support staff
Fayetteville High School
Fayetteville, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used Goodreads for finding reading and grade level/high interest books for students of all abilities. I believe that student choice drives engagement, so I have used it for whole class as well as small groups to decide on books for their study. It is a great resource for individuals as well as choosing titles for reading for enjoyment. I didn't find any downfalls to using Goodreads.
My Take
It's a great teaching tool. I like that kids can read others' opinions on books as well as write their own. This helps them think critically and analytically about what they have read.