T-STUWEB | Course number 202008043
JGB Virtual Academy: ICYMI Nonfiction Inquiry 2

Course Details

  • Online
  • Meets Every Thursday From 4:00 P.m. To 5:00 P.m. (central Time) From August 13 Through September 3, 2020.
  • Grades 2–3 Students


The price is per registrant. To fully participate and get the most out of this webinar, it is important for each individual to register and have access to his or her own microphone or telephone headset as well as a personal computer or tablet.

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel courses that do not meet our minimum registration. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation notice or contact us to verify that your course is confirmed. Your full registration is forfeited if you cancel within 20 days of the start of the course.

T-STUWEB | Course number 202008043
JGB Virtual Academy: ICYMI Nonfiction Inquiry 2

The Junior Great Books Virtual Academy offers an enjoyable way for students to strengthen skills in critical thinking, reading comprehension, speaking and listening, and writing. By combining interactive reading activities with student-centered discussions, this program helps students develop ideas, use and explain evidence, and respond constructively to their peers. Students will be reading and discussing texts from the Junior Great Books Nonfiction Inquiry series, including topics in science, social studies, history, and more. Expert Great Books discussion leaders will guide students to think deeply about big ideas while having fun.

Shared Inquiry activities in which students engage include:

  • Building context for deeper exploration
  • Close reading and analysis of texts
  • Sharing and comparing responses
  • Making and explaining inferences about texts
  • Citing evidence and explaining how it supports an answer
  • Responding to other students’ ideas
  • Considering how discussion changed or expanded their initial ideas about the work

Each session is 60 minutes in length. All materials are included in the program price, and will be emailed when registration is confirmed. The program requires students to complete some work before each session, and instructors will give full instructions to students. We recommend that each student log in on their own device with enabled video, a headset or earbuds, and a microphone for the best audio connection. There are a limited number of spaces available!

This session is a repeat of the JGB Virtual Academy sessions held June 5 - July 2, 2020. If you already participated in this session, please see our NEW themes: Folktales & Fairy Tales (grade 2-3) and Magical Choices (grades 4-5).



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