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Zooming into Book Clubs in Unit III

Students in Dana Pease and Bill Schmidt’s Unit III classes are participating in book discussions via Zoom. “We have students from both classrooms reading the same books in small groups,” said Pease. “But since we can’t gather around a table together, we have Zoom meetings for live discussions.” Pease said students are working from a Schoology platform titled, “Unit III Book Clubs,” which contains discussion threads for each group. “The teachers post a prompt each day and the students respond to the prompt and also to each other’s replies to have an online written discussion,” said Pease. “It is a very academically engaging and Socratic way to unpack meaningful discourse around literature.”