Junior Great Books curriculum is a program that offers higher literacy. It will give your students many opportunities to interact with thought-provoking stories as they develop reading, writing, oral communication, and critical thinking skills. It develops students' reading comprehension in the context of thinking about genuine problems of meaning. Students will practice many reading and thinking skills: recalling and organizing details from the story; drawing inferences; analyzing characters' motives; and finding the main idea of a passage or the text as a whole. Blue Moose is a story from the first semester of Junior Great Books in second grade. Included is take home questions for the student while reading the story a second time at home. The questions give them an opportunity to orally discuss what they read and practice before we have the discussion. The next thing that is included is a worksheet for the shared inquiry discussion. The first part is a question that they have to answer before discussion. The second part is after discussion they need to change their answer some way from listening to their classmates.