Sixth Graders Test Books Through Book Tasting

Have you ever heard of a book tasting? No, well feast your taste buds on this. Finneytown Secondary Media Center offered a book tasting for sixth graders that allowed them to test different genres and levels of books. Students were seated at neatly set tables with specific genres of books, like non-fiction, fantasy, science fiction, romance, and more. Each table had a different genre of books that included a host of different authors for the tasting. Students were instructed to find a book at that table that looked of interest to them and page through it. They also completed a “Book Tasting” sheet that offered a first impression of the book. Additionally, students were advised to “taste” at least three books. After their first table, they were encouraged to venture to other tables for other tastings. This was a fantastic and creative opportunity for students to step out of their comfort zones of books they like to try other books in different genres.