Recently Amy Cantone, a fellow PLPeep who also teaches in New Hampshire, solved part of this problem for me. She asked me to combine our fifth grade classes for virtual book clubs. Our students selected a book they wanted to read. Amy and I have created various groups based upon student choices, and each group has selected the pace at which they are going to read their book. We are both modeling this process to our class during reading lessons.Currently our students are posting their thinking about their fictional reading on Edmodo, a secure social network made for education. Book club members read and push each other’s thinking deeper through their replies, as well as during live Skype sessions. Such powerful documentation!This is what I think learning should be all about. Through this book club activity, my kids are having “authentic” experiences and learning skills they can apply in their real world. It’s only fair. It’s the best way I’ve found so far to help foster passionate life long learners who think deeply through collaboration — and avoid breaching my professional obligation.