Junior Great Books K–5

Great Books 2017–2018 K–12 Catalog

Great Books fiction and nonfiction programs for grades K–12 help students boost reading comprehension, critical thinking, speaking and listening, and writing skills.

NEW Junior Great Books K–1

We’re proud to announce the forthcoming release of an interactive read-aloud program for kindergarten and first grade! Download the Sneak Preview so you can see firsthand how this balanced literacy program will teach your students to listen, wonder, and share.

Junior Great Books® Read-Aloud Grades K–1

Start your youngest students down the path of close reading and sharing ideas with Junior Great Books® Read-Aloud. This supplemental program provides quality literature, rich vocabulary, and thought-provoking content. It helps your early learners begin the process of sharing their ideas and interpretations through listening, speaking, and taking turns.

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NEW Great Books Plus Digital Solution

Turn your classroom into an interactive, multimedia learning environment!
Great Books Plus is a new digital solution that supports student learning and engagement with Junior Great Books while offering classroom management tools and analytics. Enjoy all the features and benefits of Great Books programs, plus so much more!

Junior Great Books® Grades 2–5

Our Junior Great Books® Series 2-5 materials bring high-quality literature and student-centered discussion to your classroom while providing a superb framework for practicing reading comprehension, critical thinking, and writing. Stories are grouped by key age-appropriate social and emotional themes. Digital versions of Student Books and Teacher’s Edition are available!

Junior Great Books® Nonfiction Inquiry Grades 3–5

Our Junior Great Books® Nonfiction Inquiry classroom materials for grades 3, 4, and 5 help teachers and students extend inquiry-based learning into informational texts. Each grade-level set features 9 high-quality nonfiction units aligned with grade-appropriate national benchmarks in science and social studies as well as national standards for reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Junior Great Books® Nonfiction Libraries Grades 2–5

Junior Great Books® Nonfiction Libraries promote independent classroom reading. Each library includes 30 high-quality nonfiction books, chosen by Great Books Foundation editors, that cover a range of reading levels to challenge and motivate every student in your classroom.

Our Guided Reading Collections

Our Guided Reading Collections—Bookrooms, Grade Level, and Guided Reading Level—include 6-packs of fiction and nonfiction books, our teacher resource “Using Powerful Questions to Enhance Guided Reading,” lesson plan cards, an additional Guided Reading teacher resource, labels, and storage bins.