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Grade 5 Teacher License (Digital)

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JGB Digital Classroom: | $59.95 | DCL-T5-DE | NOTE: Digital books cannot be printed.
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Preorder Now – New and Improved Junior Great Books Digital Classroom. This item will be available for digital delivery in July 2024.
Grade 5 Teacher License (Digital)

Grade 5 Teacher License (Digital)

This one-year subscription gives you access to all fiction and nonfiction teacher materials for Junior Great Books® Grade 5 through the new and improved Junior Great Books Digital Classroom.

The Junior Great Books Series 5, Book One and Two Teacher’s Editions feature:

  • A unit overview for each story with important planning details and a big-picture snapshot of the unit
  • A unit guide that walks you through each day’s lesson
  • Annotated reading selections with notes, icons, and highlights corresponding to activity instruction

The Junior Great Books Nonfiction Inquiry 5 Teacher's Guide includes:

  • Step-by-step instructions for each activity with point-of-need teacher support
  • Unit overviews with activities and options for differentiation and face-to-face learning
  • Student learning spectrums for each activity to help with formative assessment
  • Connections to concepts in Junior Great Books literature so that students can meaningfully compare texts across genres and curricular areas 

There are teacher’s companions for Junior Great Books Series 5 Fiction and Junior Great Books Nonfiction Inquiry 5. These include comprehensive teacher resources and explicit instructions to support Shared Inquiry for each of the selections featured throughout grade 5. In addition, there is a Teacher Resources and Handouts book with student activity handouts and additional assessments, reflections, and comprehension tests for Junior Great Books Nonfiction Inquiry 5.

In Junior Great Books Digital Classroom, teachers can: 

  • Receive notes submitted by students, enabling them to track questions students pose as they read. This private communication enables one-on-one support and helps ensure comprehension of the text.
  • Play professionally recorded audio of the selections (fiction series only)
  • See glossary definitions, which appear alongside the text, of potentially unfamiliar words 
  • View student analytics on student progress and time spent within the platform 
  • Work with both digital texts and print books seamlessly because both formats match page-by-page

Note: Teacher-resource pages and student handouts, including student activity pages, comprehension tests, reflection forms, and discussion planners, may be printed.

Fiction Book One


Shirley Jackson
The Special Powers of Blossom Culp
Richard Peck
The Peddler’s Gift
Maxine Rose Schur


In the Time of the Drums
Gullah folktale as told by Kim L. Siegelson
Learning the Game
Francisco Jiménez
The Invisible Child
Tove Jansson


The Coming of the Surfman
Peter Collington
All Summer in a Day
Ray Bradbury
A Game of Catch
Richard Wilbur

Fiction Book Two


Kamau’s Finish
Muthoni Muchemi
Ghost Cat
Donna Hill
The Hemulen Who Loved Silence
Tove Jansson


The Enchanted Sticks
Steven J. Myers
Kaddo’s Wall
West African folktale as told by Harold Courlander and George Herzog
The Prince and the Goose Girl
Elinor Mordaunt


A Bad Road for Cats
Cynthia Rylant
Lenny’s Red-Letter Day
Bernard Ashley
Through the Mickle Woods
Valiska Gregory

Nonfiction Inquiry 5


American History: Westward Expansion
Home Sweet Homestead
Economics: Wants vs. Needs
Give It Up for Happiness
Social Studies: The Oral Tradition
Storytelling in the Time of Slavery
Physical Science: Weather and Climate
Out-of-This-World Weather
Social Studies: Individual Development and Group Dynamics
How Free Should Recess Be?
STEM: Engineering to Solve a Problem
Thomas Heatherwick: Making Things Happen
Social Studies: Social Responsibility
The Richest Man in the World
Social Studies: Leadership
Plain, Ordinary Mrs. Roosevelt
Life Science: Habitat Destruction
Roads Take a Toll on Wildlife