• Implementing Inquiry in the Classroom

    South Carolina state ELA standards

    Click here to view an overview of the new Inquiry standards in the SC ELA standards for grades 9-12: Inquiry State Standards

    Click here to read an informative and helpful article about implementing inquiry-based learning through the teaching of concepts.

    Click here to read an informative and helpful article about inquiry-based learning, specifically the Guided Inquiry Design (GID) model.

    Learn more on social media! Follow @lesliemaniotes (Leslie Maniotes is one of the key researchers and developers of the Guided Inquiry Design (GID) model), @inquiryK12, @52_GID, @recapthat, @trev_mackenzie

    Print books available in our media center: An Educator's Guide to Information Literacy: what every high school senior needs to know by Ann Marlow Riedling; Academic Conversations: classroom talk that fosters critical thinking and content understandings by Jeff Zwiers & Marie Crawford; Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart; Creating Cultures of Thinking: the 8 forces we must master to truly transform our schools by Ron Ritchhart; Guided Inquiry: learning in the 21st century. Carol Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes, and Ann Caspari; Guided Inquiry Design: a framework for inquiry in your school. Carol Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes, and Ann Caspari; A Guided Inquiry Approach to High School Research. Randell Schmidt; Collaborating for Inquiry-Based Learning: school librarians and teachers partner for student achievement. Virginia Wallace and Whitney Husid; This is Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, writing, thinking, and doing...content are by content area. Releah Cossett Lent

    EBooks available in MackinVIA: Now That's a Good Question!: how to promote cognitive rigor through classroom questioning by Erik Francis; Guided Inquiry: learning in the 21st century by Carol Kuhlthau; This Is Disciplinary Literacy by Releah Cossett Lent; Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms by Wendy Ostroff; Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: engaging students through inquiry by Larissa Pahomov

    Links: Bookmark the GID blogTrevor Mackenzie's blog (author of Dive Into Inquiry); GID website; Edutopia's topics page on Inquiry

    Websites to use with students to promote inquiry: RecapThat, https://letsrecap.com/ (free, you create an essential question and/or journey and students respond with text or video); Flipgrid, https://info.flipgrid.com/ (free, students post video comments to a thread you create); Penzu, https://penzu.com/ (free online journal; students can share entries with you)

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