More than words -- Literature as a springboard to inquiry learning

Thompson, Kenji
February 2010
Practically Primary;Feb2010, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The article narrates how Jeannie Baker's literature provided students with an engaging reference for their inquiry learning into neighborhood. It cites that the foundations of an authentic inquiry are set after initial planning, wherein students are engaged in planning, constructing, and dwelling a classroom neighborhood. It suggests that teachers should strive to facilitate authentic and student-centered learning when planning and delivering an inquiry unit. It states that students and teachers will have more than words through the right piece of literature as it serves as a springboard to inquiry learning.


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