Flickinger Fourth Graders Ride a Train Through History
Flickinger Fourth Graders Ride a Train Through History
Posted on 03/01/2019
Students asking questions during long distance learning programFlickinger fourth graders recently participated in the ASK program through the Macomb ISD.  

Students read a novel about Midwest immigration in 1850’s entitled, A Faraway Home:  An Orphan Train Story as well interviewed the author Janie Panagopoulos via video conferencing.  

"I liked when the author told us about herself because it was interesting.  For example, she said she had been writing since she was in fourth grade. That made me think that maybe someday I could be an author," said fourth grader Hannah Upchurch.

Students were given the opportunity to ask the author questions about her work.  “Our class asked the author many questions and it helped me understand her point of view as the author, and it made the book more interesting,” stated Holden Winningham.

The ASK program integrates reading, writing, and technology to make history come alive for Flickinger students.