These classes are designed for struggling readers and generally have fewer than ten students. I had the best results with the eighth grade class, who better understood all my dating jokes ("sometimes you have to kiss some frogs", "sometimes you have to throw that fish back in", "if at first you don't succeed", etc.).

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And ALL of the students have spent some time with a book from a genre that’s outside of their typical reading comfort zone.

I did this several weeks ago with my 8th graders, and this week the 6th graders are having their turn.

One of the most powerful things I can do for my students is work to promote reading for fun and helping students find books that they will enjoy.

I feel like middle school is one of those key times in life where many students either take the path to become a life-long reader…or not.

Others noted that Fein was an accountant and Schneider a freelance journalist without professional qualification in the subject matter.

Fein married and divorced, and has recently remarried. The authors admitted they were not professionals in an appearance on NBC's The Today Show.

So I try to do as much as possible to talk to my students about what they’re reading and help them find books that will get them hooked!

One activity that I’ve found to be extremely successful this year is a round of “Book Speed Dating.” I know that this is an activity that many librarians have done for years…it’s tried and true for a reason!

Whether you're looking for love, friendship, or simply somewhere to discuss your tastes and ideas, then this established, exciting and dynamic community of book lovers is the answer to your needs. All Members of Book Lover Dating have expressed an interest in Book Reading as a key interest.

The purpose of the site is to bring together Book Lovers for friendship or romance.

Here’s how I’ve put together this activity: I always get great feedback from teachers and students with this activity…they love it!