A Book and a Hug - www.abookandahug.com allows students to find books that they enjoy and love using technology. Every book is an adventure that can take you anywhere. Barb Langridge, founder of the website, states, “The magic happens when the characteristics of the reader match the characteristics of the story.” The site uses a feature called the Reader Personality Types where a reader takes a brief assessment to find out the type of the reader that they are. After answering ten basic questions, the reader can then search the website to find books based on their reader personality type. The four reader personality types include: Team Player, Jokester, Champion or Investigator.
Being able to choose a book that you enjoy is not the only advantage of this website. There are also resources such as lesson plans that can be utilized in many ways. The lesson plans include everything from the introduction/anticipatory set all the way to lesson activities and games. There are also sections that are tied into different curricula and content areas such as character-building, mathematics, science, and language arts. The website is completely free and resourceful for all readers.
*Contribution by S. Paet