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JUNIOR GREAT BOOKS—Register in November!


It is a PTA-sponsored reading enrichment program in which small groups of students meet with a trained parent volunteer to discuss stories or poems from an anthology published by the Great Books Foundation. Leaders use a “Shared Inquiry” method where leaders ask thought-provoking questions and students respond with their own ideas.

Who can participate?

Any students in grades 1 through 5 who share a love of reading and want to commit to participating in the program.

When do they meet?

Once a week during the lunch/recess period, beginning in January and lasting for approximately

9 weeks.

How do we register?

Registration forms will go home in late October and must be returned by the beginning of November. There may be limited space in some of the grade levels based on the number of leaders so a first-come, first –serve policy will be in effect. Groups will be kept small so that group members receive ample opportunity to participate in discussions. You will receive a letter from your child’s group leader in December specifying the day, time and location of meetings.

Is there a fee?

Every child must have a book, and there is a book fee if your child needs to purchase one.

What are the stories like?

The stories include well-known fairy tales, folk tales from other countries and poetry (only grade 1). We will try to have copies of the JGB books available in the Media Center or with the Learning Consultant for parents to reference.

Is there a website?

Yes. You can learn more from: www.greatbooks.org

For additional information you can contact:

Staphanie Bingham at speakbydesign.com