9 Steps to Engaging K-2 Classroom Discussions

girlTeachers know that even the youngest students are capable of deep thinking. Teach kindergarten long enough and you’re bound to hear some profound insights on life,
death, beauty, and everything in between.  But that level of depth and complexity doesn’t always translate over to students’ conversations about books and reading. The same student who wowed you with an offhand comment on the playground responds with “uhh” or “I don’t know” during classroom discussion, and you find yourself wishing you could somehow wire together those two parts of the brain.

How to translate that wish into meaningful teaching strategies? Start by watching nine short video clips that provide you with a framework for awesome books discussions every time.



  1. Mrs Mills says:

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    1. Sharon Crowley says:

      Thank you for your interest in Great Books! We’re confident your daughter would enjoy and benefit from participating in the program. Tom Kerschner, the Great Books Consultant for Michigan, will be in touch with you soon. Watch for an email ending with @greatbooks.org.

  2. Kym L. Worthy says:

    I am looking for a Great Books Program in the Detroit, Michigan, area for my ten year old daughter. Thank you, Kym

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