Thursday, January 6, 2011


I came across this thread on Twitter yesterday and simply had too much fun coming up with alternate titles for popular novels. Then today I had a fun idea. This would be a great inventory to use with your students at the beginning of the school year. Give them a small list of books they should have been exposed to at this point in their school career, such as "The Outsiders" (The Insiders) and have them in teams correct the list. The groups who correct the most win.

Then, take it a step further and have the students (in groups) create their own #LessAmbitiousBooks. We could then guess them as a class and vote (usingPolleverywhere) on our favorites. The favorites could then be tweeted out in this fun thread. What a neat way to conduct a reading inventory and expose students to popular novels and stories.

1 comment:

  1. Great use for classroom! I loved your tweets yesterday, very fun!