Junior Great Books

Junior Great Books is Back!


Junior Great Books (JGB) is a reading enrichment program through the PTO for any 3rd-5th grader. This six session before school program will run weekly on Tuesday mornings from 8:00-8:30. Classes will run every Tuesday April 4th-May 9th. In the past this program has been run by parent volunteers but this year we are thrilled to have our classes taught by Madison school teachers!


During class, students will discuss a story, learn new vocabulary words, and play a game or participate in an activity related to the story. The use of Shared Inquiry discussion during class helps improve reading comprehension and critical thinking. Weekly readings (which are done at home) will be from the Junior Great Books texts provided. These are typically folk or fairy tales from around the world. Stories are short, and should take no more than 30 minutes to read at home.


Questions? Please contact jrgreatbooks@madisonpto.org.