I hope you all are enjoying your break (even you, parents) and are getting some much-needed rest!
In between a conference and a couple of workshops, I have been working to test out new web-based resources that will make ELA/Reading more interactive within my classroom next year. Over the next few weeks, I will be publishing posts highlighting some of the resources I have come to know that will be of benefit to you as students, parents, and other educators. Today’s focus is GoodReads.
GoodReads: This is a social networking site centered around books. Connect with your classmates, teachers, and other friends by ranking books you have read and leaving reviews for these books. You can comment on the reviews of others, but what I love the most is that after you input 20 book rankings (by highlighting stars ranging from 1-5 stars to show how much you liked the books), GoodReads will start suggesting books you may like.
- Below are a couple examples of reviews I have written:
- “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (short story)
- Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Graeme-Smith
Once you sign up on GoodReads, you can even link your account with your Twitter account so you can let others know what you read and liked, what you didn’t like, what you are in the process of reading, and what you want to read next. Of course, I welcome you to connect with me. As I am sure you have guessed, my username is MsWillipedia.
Stay tuned for the next installment of Web Resources to Know!