Monday, January 30, 2012

Lit Masters and Michigan Book Club

Our Lit Masters book club has been involved in a very exciting project.  We have connected with a group of fifth grade boys at University Ligget School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit), and together we are reading the book Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt.  Today we Skyped with the Michigan students to discuss our thoughts on the first half of the book.  Students also asked each other questions about life in their respective cities and what they do in their free time.

In addition to Skype, our groups are connecting through Moodle, an online classroom space.  We use Moodle to discuss the book when we are not meeting through Skype.

We will meet again for one more Skype chat on Tuesday, February 7.  See a few pictures below from today's chat.

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