Today Mrs. Helm introduced 6th graders to Shelfari using the youtube video above. Todays lesson included the following:
- Create accounts
- Demonstrate how to add and review books
- Add three books to bookshelf – two books students have read and one book students are reading
- Add friends
For homework, students were tasked to identify, describe, and explain the following literary elements in their book reviews:
- Inciting incident
They were reminded to provide enough details to their reviews that inform the readers about the novel and hopefully, encourage others to read it. Students were also reminded not to spoil the ending for readers.
If you’re interested in integrating Shelfari into your reading program, there’s an excellent example of a parent letter you can find here. Additionally, here’s the beginning of a handout you can use with your students. If you do use it, we’d love you to come back and comment!
BTW, students loved it. One student said, “OH! It’s like facebook for books!”.