Today I had my first meeting with about 25 ninth graders from Hayward. It was really fun! The students and I talked books, and they got to share with me their first impressions using a Kindle.
This is what a few of them said:
Now reading: Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
Thoughts about the Kindle: “I love the long-lasting battery.”
Now reading: The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
Thoughts about the Kindle: “I like the size management of the letters.”
Now reading: Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
Thoughts about the Kindle: “I like how the Kindle is slim.”
Now reading: What Happens Next, by Colleen Clayton
Thoughts about the Kindle: “I like that it has many books I want to read.”
Now reading: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
Thoughts about the Kindle: “I like that it runs out of battery slowly.”
Now reading: East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
Thoughts about the Kindle: “It’s easy to read on.”
Now reading: Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver
Thoughts about the Kindle: “I like that you can only use it for reading.”
Now reading: Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman
Thoughts about the Kindle: “I like that it reads to me.”
I enjoyed spending time with the students, getting to know them more, and reiterating my promise: that if they want to read a book that’s not currently in the Kindle library, I’ll purchase it for them.
Plus, I gave each student a business card so they can contact me and spread the word about the Kindle Classroom Project!