Mrs. Kim Periat, Grade 5 teacher at Bataan Memorial Intermediate School, organized an online book club for students this year. They just completed reading their first book and got together over recess to discuss and share their presentations. Students read either “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio or “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate.
Each student chose a different question to answer or shared a view from one of the book’s characters. Throughout the reading of the book students log on to a program called “Edmodo,” a safe, interactive site where students and teachers can interact. For the presentations students creatively used technology, from movie trailers created on their iPads to multi-media presentations and much more. Clips from the presentations can be found online at www.pccsd.net. Students will next be reading a comic book.