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Thursday, June 14, 2012

First BPL RA Dream Team Created Reading Maps Are Live!!!

Back in April, I posted here about Christi's internship with the BPL RA Dream Team.  Her job was to create a beginning collection of reading maps for us, and to teach the staff how to make a reading map of their own.

We posted our starter collection of maps on the Browsers Corner with the understanding that each member of the RA Dream Team would do one of their own by the end of the summer.

While my reading map is not quite done, I did give the okay yesterday on the first two maps.  I have been working with students as they create reading maps for 5 years now, and I have to say, these first two attempts are excellent and I am proud to unveil them today.

Here is the direct link to John's map of The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice.  And here is the direct link to Betty's map of A Test of Wills by Charles Todd.

Both Betty and John did an excellent job of capturing the feel of the book in the style of their map, and included quite a bit of background information as well as readalikes.  I would also like to note, that Betty in particular had little to no web page building skills before she attempted her map, and she did a great job in a surprisingly short amount of time.

We will be adding to our collection all summer (2 down 4 to go), so check back here frequently.

If you or your library have been working on reading maps, please let me know and I can add them to my general reading map archive here.  This also contains the maps that got a grade of A- or higher from my students over the past few years.

1 comment:

Christi said...

Great job guys! They look great :).