Monday, May 9, 2011

Global Book Groups via Skype

Classic Coup is about more than reading books.  We're about talking books.  Lit is life, evoking global  discussions and reminding us of human connections.   This year we sent The Great GatsbyNightGlass MenagerieA Separate Peace and Romeo and Juliet to high school students in an English class in Quito, Ecuador.  Via Skype students in South America discussed A Separate Peace and Romeo and Juliet with peers in Nashville, Tennessee.  Friendship, love, and marriage made hot topics.

A couple of months later, their teacher, Sherry Coyle, wrote this:  "Without the Romeo and Juliet books you provided for my seniors this year, they would have graduated never having read a Shakespeare play.  And...without having read the play, one of my students would have never had the chance to take first place today in a local Shakespeare speech competition." Way to go, Andrea!

       Sherry and Andrea Spring 2011
      First Book Discussion:  Ecuador and Nashville, Fall 2010