Saturday, October 15, 2016

Google Hangout for PAX

Last week, my class connected with Mrs. Heffler's 6th grade class on Google Hangout to discuss and analyze the book we have been reading, PAX. We truly enjoyed our conversation! I was so impressed with the high level of insight students from both classes demonstrated as they discussed and debated this book.

Here are some of the pictures I took from the call which lasted about 30 minutes.

Here are some of the videos I took of the call. The students were talking about the setting of the story. The author never does tell us exactly where this story takes place, but our students are trying to figure it out. Look at the fact checking and thoughtful responses!

These are some great text dependent questions and thoughtful responses! And did you see how this student is citing evidence from the text? Makes my teacher heart so happy!

We hope to be able to Hangout with Mrs. Heffler's class again, soon!


  1. A comment from Carole Stapleton's class - Room 17, 11, 12 and 13 year olds from Porirua, New Zealand.
    Wow! We thought your questions were really well thought out. (from Matthew, 13 years). We were very impressed. (Adam O 12 years) You were all taking the discussion really seriously (Jared 11 years))and we thought you had listened very well to the story because your questions were relevant (Lilah, 12 years). Your questions really made us think about the story (Meg 12 years). We thought you also spoke very clearly - we could hear speakers easily (Grace 12 years).

  2. Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it. Has your class done a Hangout yet? Are you reading PAX, too? We'd love to chat with you sometime, if you are. Hangouts are a lot of fun because you get to talk about the book and learn about people who live in a different city. I highly recommend it! Thanks for your comments!

  3. It was so much fun discussing the book with your class! They are very insightful and deep thinkers!