BPMS eighth-graders conduct author visit via Skype

Eighth graders Skype with author

Eighth-grade students at BPMS gather in the gym to conduct a Skype interview with Thanhha Lai, author of award-winning novel Inside Out and Back Again.

After reading the award-winning novel Inside Out & Back Again, eighth-grade students at Broadalbin-Perth Middle School conducted a Skype interview with author Thanhha Lai.

The engaging video chat was made possible after ELA teacher Brianna Nelder received a Broadalbin-Perth Teacher’s Association mini-grant. The funds also support a children’s bicycle donation program in Vietnam. The novel revolves around Vietnam refugees coming to the United States during the war.

Nelder and Caitlyn Fagan, both eighth-grade ELA teachers, organized the interactive lesson plan.