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Just recently I tried a musical chairs read around. I'm sure I got the idea 
from someone here on LM_Net. I put a couple stacks of books on 4 different 
tables; realistic fiction, mystery, historical fiction, and sci-fi/fantasy. 
Students sitting at the 4 tables had 3 minutes to browse the books on their 
table w/out talking. I told them they would be allowed to check out the 
books if they found one they wanted.  I had to tell them they would NOT be 
expected to examine all of the books on their table within the 3 minutes but 
that there would be questions at the end. (Just to encourage them to really 
read the book jackets, etc.) When my timer went off, they re-stacked the 
books and rotated clockwise to the next table.  At the end of the read 
around, we discussed the genre represented on each table and discussed what 
our favorite genre is. Some students (6th grade) still don't have a favorite 
so I encouraged them to try something they haven't tried before. Many books 
were checked out from the tables and I had the pleasure of finding more to 
replace them.

I'm doing poetry with my 5th grade this week. I can't wait to try the 
musical chairs read-around with them the last week of April. Oh wait, I'll 
be at the Texasl Library Assoc. Conference. I guess my assistant and 
substitute will get to have all that fun!

Sandra Carswell, Librarian
Lovett Ledger Intermediate
Copperas Cove, TX  76525

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