After reading and discussing in individual classes, create small discussion groups combining students from both classes.  Groups can connect for discussion virtually and share their thinking via text-based discussion boards or by uploading video responses. Provide a few broad questions such as:

  • What did you like about this book?
  • What is this book trying to say? What is the key message or big idea?
  • How does the author help you understand their message?
  • What words stand out to you?
  • Why is this message important? What would say to recommend this book to someone who hasn’t read it?
  • What do you know and understand now that you didn’t before you read this book?
  • Whose ideas are presented in this book? Who else might have ideas about this topic? What would they say?
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