Engaging Readers & Writers with Inquiry: Promoting Deep Understandings in Language Arts and the Content Areas with Guiding Questions

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Scholastic, 2007 - Education - 176 pages
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What makes a good relationship? How does flight influence behavior for humans and birds? Is it ever permissible to lie? Reframing our units and lessons with questions such as these makes learning more exciting for students. Wilhelm debunks the myth that teaching through inquiry is hard. He shares practical, easy ideas for turning state standards into engaging authentic questions that propel students toward deep understandings. Includes sample lessons, discussion techniques, and questioning schemes for all the content areas. For use with Grades 4 and up.

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Jeffrey D. Wilhelm is a professor of English education at Boise State University, where he also directs the Boise State Writing Project and serves as the in-service director for a national demonstration site project in content-area literacy. He previously taught middle and high school for fifteen years. A past winner of NCTE's promising-researcher award, and a current member of the editorial board for Voices from the Middle, Jeff has authored or coauthored three books with Heinemann: "Reading Don't Fix No Chevys" (2002), Strategic Reading (2001), and Imagining to Learn (1998). In addition, he is a Heinemann Professional Development provider.

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