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NEW Junior Great Books K–1 Program

We’re proud to announce the release of a new interactive read-aloud program for kindergarten and first grade! Download the Sample Lesson Plans booklet so you can see firsthand how this balanced literacy program will teach your students to listen, wonder, and share.

Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a joyful New Year.
Best wishes from your friends at the Great Books Foundation.
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Great Books Connections

Shared Inquiry Webinars

The Great Books Foundation is offering four webinars this summer that will enhance your skills as a leader in inquiry-based instruction. These webinars will improve your skills in the art of questioning and engage students in thoughtful reflection of what they read. Kindergarten and First Grade teachers may be particularly interested in signing up for Interpretive Thinking for Grades K-1 which dives deep into using our new program for primary grade students.
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A Roundtable Discussion on Illinois Public Education

Evenings@65West, in partnership with Illinois Humanities and The Great Books Foundation, mark the culmination of the year-long, statewide series, “Continuing Ed.” with a roundtable discussion featuring a panel of elected officials, journalists, nonprofit leaders, students, and educators, using a short text by former University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins
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