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Spring Book Groups

May 2012

It is hard to believe that just a year and a half ago our TLC had our first round of book groups where we all read the same book and it was as simple as the teachers and students posting questions and answers on a google doc each week. Fast forward to this past spring where we had SIX different teachers from SIX different schools teaching SIX different groups of kids who are reading SIX different books!! We met twice a week with our groups, had in depth discussions, analyzed text, related to characters, and most of all just enjoyed great literature together as a group. It was pretty fantastic!

 

We were REALLY excited to have the middle schoolers from Swan's Island join us for our spring round of book groups!

 

This middle schooler on Monhegan was lucky enough to have Michael from Swan's as his book group leader. He has six kids from four different islands in his group and they were reading the book "Among the Hidden."

 

This Monhegan kindergartener was in a book group with the kindergartners from the Ashley Bryan School and the Cliff Island School! Heidi from Cliff was leading these little ones in fun discussions about characters, settling and plot! They were reading "Charlotte's Web!" Lucky Ducks!

 

And then there was this fabulous book group... the "olders." This group had six students from four different islands. They were reading the book "Going Bovine" which I have to say... I LOVE! Anne and the Monhegan teacher led this group. 

Of all the amazing things we do within the TLC I think book groups is really the epitome of what we do best... using technology to allow our students to work at their own learning level with students and teachers from other islands. It is just a blast and I think it is just so cool that we have come so far in just two years with this project. It's just a real testament to the teachers and students and additional support involved with the TLC! 

Mush! Mush! Mush! Gush! Gush! Gush!

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