The first three chapters provide an overview of the Guided Inquiry design framework, identify the eight phases of the Guided Inquiry process, summarize the research that grounds Guided Inquiry, and describe the five tools of inquiry that are essential to implementation. The following chapters detail the eight phases in the Guided Inquiry design process, providing examples at all levels from pre-K through 12th grade and concluding with recommendations for building Guided Inquiry in your school.
The book is for pre-K–12 teachers, school librarians, and principals who are interested in and actively designing an inquiry approach to curricular learning that incorporates a wide range of resources from the library, the Internet, and the community. Staff of community resources, museum educators, and public librarians will also find the book useful for achieving student learning goals.
• Provides example session plans with starter, worktime, and reflection for each phase in the inquiry process as well as examples for pre-K though high school levels
• Describes how to organize, design, and implement in three member instructional teams
• Presents a complete framework for Guided Inquiry with visuals from opening to creating and sharing, accompanied by recommendations for building beyond one inquiry unit
• Provides inquiry tool templates to implement each phase of the process
Note: Accompanying the book is the companion CD.
• A 17" x 34" poster of the full Guided Inquiry process
• Eight posters of the individual phases in Guided Inquiry (Open, Immerse, Explore, Identify, Gather, Create, Share, and Evaluate), each 11" x 14"
• Reproducibles for 20 figures
Core and Extended Instructional Team
Guided Inquiry Process
Information Search Process (ISP)
Museum and Community Resources