These are all affiliate links, which means that Amazon gives me a small percentage of each sale. Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll Poetry for Young People: American Poetry Poetry for Young People: Walt Whitman Poetry for Young People: Animal Poems Poetry 180 (collected by Billy Collins) A Poke in the I by Chris Raschka Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein Blue Lipstick by John Grandits Poems to Learn By Heart (collected by Caroline Kennedy) You can also download this lesson and booklist as a PDF here. I can’t wait to hear how Poetry Speed-dating goes in your classroom!
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Students work individually, in pairs, and then collaboratively.
Initially, I thought I was a genius but after researching, I realized it was not some new, unheard of idea.
As groups are working, I would walk around to make sure the information that is being gathered is not only correct but that it answers the questions that are provided to the students via the Dating Profile.
I knew lectures and workbooks would keep the learner in a sedated state.
So how could I bring learning to life and get students to learn without even realizing it?
In this blog, I will share out my speed dating activity and how I used in my 11th grade social studies classroom.
Speed Dating The great thing about this activity is that it allows your students to explore a large amount of content in a 45 or 90-minute class period and can be used in any subject area.