Junior Great Books and Daily 5

Junior Great
and Daily 5
Claudia Burke and
Shannon Wilson
What is Junior Great Books?
program designed around engaging
literature that focuses on extending
student thinking
 Students are encouraged to form and
respond to interpretive questions
 The instruction for each text culminates
with a Shared Inquiry Discussion
JGB: What is Shared Inquiry?
 After
multiple readings of the text and a
variety of instructional activities, students
come together to explore the meaning of
the piece of literature.
 They share their insights (rooted in textual
evidence) and respond to each others’
What is Daily 5?
structure that helps students develop
reading, writing, and vocabulary
 Focuses on choices and student direction.
 Enables the teacher to work effectively
with small groups while other students
work on meaningful tasks.
How do JGB and Daily 5 fit
 Both
of these instructional designs
encourage student independence and
student “choice.”
 JGB teacher editions include aspects
which fit with Daily 5:
 Vocabulary instruction (Word Work)
 Writing extensions (Work on Writing)
 Directed Notes (Read to Someone or Self)
How to Start JGB
 Find
the resources your school may have!
 Many schools have JGB sets and teacher
editions from the early 1990s.
 The AIG department purchased new
editions last year which can be checked
out from ADR.
 Ask someone who went to last year’s
Practice Session
First Read
Have you ever apologized for something and
said it was an accident?
Write down a question you have or something
that seems important in the poem.
Second Read (Directed Notes)
S = Sorry
NS = Not Sorry
This Is Just to Say
William Carlos Williams
I have eaten
The plums
That were in
The icebox
And which
You were probably
For breakfast
Forgive me
They were delicious
So sweet
And so cold
Shared Inquiry Discussion
 According
to the poem, does the narrator
regret eating the plums?
Examples of Word Work
 Students
Examples from the poem might include
icebox, forgive, and delicious.
 Other
can research unfamiliar words.
opportunities for word study:
compound words
Prefixes and suffixes
Synonyms and antonyms
 Also
see ideas in JGB teacher editions!
Examples of
Work on Writing
 Students
can write questions they have
about the text and answer other student
 Students write about the stories using
strategies from Daily 5 such as inferring,
summarizing, identifying main idea, etc.
 Your teacher Edition of JGB will have
more ideas for writing as well.
and Daily 5 fit together as a
framework for teaching literacy.
 Both are aligned with Common Core
Standards. The texts are rigorous and
designed to require close reading.
 JGB and Daily 5 actively engage students
as well as utilize multiple intelligences.
 Incorporates differentiation for all learners.
 Best of all, kids love it!

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