Each Great Books Roundtable student book contains 20 outstanding works of literature—including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by award-winning authors—that sustain interpretive reading and discussion. The books also include beautifully rendered original artwork that provides visual interest.

Starting Off Strong provides easy-to-follow lessons that introduce the elements of Shared Inquiry™ to your class. Each lesson features specific learning objectives, numbered steps to guide you through each lesson, writing and reflection activities to help you assess your and your students' progress, and more. A classroom set of Starting Off Strong consists of 30 student books and an accompanying Teacher's Guide.