***Junior Great Books is a non-sponsored program available to students of the Thompson School District.***
Junior Great Books is a program
that provides students with advanced reading skills the opportunity for
independent thinking as it focuses on classic literature. JGB has been
in existence in the Thompson Valley District schools since 1966 with the
primary goal of challenging the superior student to read and discuss
seven advanced grade level books during the school year.
To participate, three elements are required: ability, time, and commitment.
The groups are usually composed of 8-14 students, at least 2 adult
facilitators, and begin with fifth grade. Meetings are typically once a
month for an hour in the evening beginning in September. The goal is for
the group members to learn to think clearly and logically, to
communicate ideas effectively, and to listen with understanding and
In addition to providing this opportunity for students, Junior Great
Books is always seeking adults interested in being a part of the
program, especially as facilitators. A brief training session will be
held in August to become familiar with the objective and structure of
the program. You may request to facilitate the group your child is in as
well as offering to participate in as many groups as your time allows.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN JGB, PLEASE
COMPLETE THE ENCLOSED REGISTRATION FORM AND BOOK PAYMENT ($35.00
COMPLETE SET) AND FORWARD TO ANNMARIE EVANS BY JUNE 1, 2014. A FEW
PARTIAL BOOK FEE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE TO
If you have questions regarding the program, book selection, meetings or
becoming a facilitator, feel free to contact either of the two people
Annmarie Izuel Evans
CCMSI; 3555 Stanford Rd., #107; Ft Collins, CO 80525
We look forward to hearing form you and sharing this experience with your child.