Open Educational Resources

Grades 4–5

Readings —— These stories include questions to be used for a Shared InquiryTM discussion.

The Elephant’s Child
by Rudyard Kipling

How the Peasants Bought Wisdom
Serbian folktale as told by
Nada Ćurčija Prodanović

Thunder, Elephant, and Dorobo
African folktale as told by
Humphrey Harman

Two Pairs of Eyes
by Crockett Johnson

The Water-Horse of Barra
Scottish folktale as told by
Winifred Finlay


Lesson Plans

Crow Call Sample Unit – This lesson plan includes a copy of the student text, Shared Inquiry activities from the Teacher’s Edition, and instructions on how to lead the activities with your class.

Crow Call Sample Unit (Common Core State Standards Edition) – This lesson plan includes a copy of the student text, Shared Inquiry activities from the Teacher’s Edition, instructions on how to lead the activities with your class, and alignment to the Common Core State Standards.

 

Research

DC-JGB-ResultsClick here to view research measuring the impact of Great Books programs on student performance.

 
 

Videos

Watch students engaged in Shared Inquiry discussion.