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2016 Adolescent Literacy Institute: Experiencing Guided Inquiry

A collection of resources from presenters at the 10th Annual Adolescent Summer Literacy Institute.

Experiencing Guided Inquiry

Using picture book biographies, we'll use Guided Inquiry to explore many types of resources (print & online). A mini-project will be developed using the principles of National History Day exhibits.

Online Resources

National History Day

Picture Book Titles

Three Steps for an Inquiry Classroom (Wilhelm, 2007, p. 38-39)

1. Identify an essential question and associated enduring understandings.

2. Identify a final project.

3. Create a "backwards plan".

Six Principles of Guided Inquiry (Kuhlthau, 2007, p. 25)

Children learn by being actively engaged in and reflecting on an experience.

Children learn by building on what they already know.

Children develop higher-order thinking through guidance at critical points in the learning process.

Children have different ways and modes of learning.

Children learn through social interaction with others.

Children learn through instruction and experience in accord with their cognitive development.

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Resources about Guided Inquiry