Junior Great Books Series 2–5

FREE Sample Lesson Plans

We have sample lesson plans for both fiction and nonfiction that you can use right away in your classroom—online or in person! Engage your students in meaningful collaboration as they consider these thought-provoking, discussable texts:

  • “The Gold Coin” by Alma Flor Ada
  • “Small Acts Make a Big Difference” by Amanda Gebhardt

Each of these booklets includes:

  • The features and benefits of Junior Great Books fiction and Nonfiction Inquiry programs for grades 2–5
  • The unit overview for each selection from the Teacher’s Edition (fiction) and Teacher’s Guide (Nonfiction Inquiry)
  • Complete texts to use in your classroom right away
  • Instructions for conducting Shared Inquiry discussion and other interpretive activities, from prereading through post-discussion writing