Picture this: GVE kids in a circle discussing elements of a story, responding to inferential focus questions, giving opinions with supporting reasons, asking each other questions, and really analyzing what they have read. Yes, even our youngest readers will have the opportunity to do this next year with the Junior Great Books (JGB) program. Thanks to the CEF for funding our major grant and to the PTA for their support, we are excited to announce that our school will purchase the JGB Program for grades K-5 for next school year. All teachers will participate in training early next school year and your child will enjoy a multitude of benefits in a single well-designed program that will stretch beyond reading.
JGB uses a shared inquiry approach which helps students improve their critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, listening and speaking skills. At every grade students will have unique opportunities to grow. We are thrilled to be implementing this program next school year!