Step 1: Teachers gather and collect as much information as possible on the subject in order to help students with research, investigations and inquiries. Our grade one teacher gives each group, small clip boards to take notes, a basket to organize material and sticky notes to post information on charts.
|Finding great websites for research|
|Gr. 1 What I know & Questions I have|
|Grade 5/6 KWLF|
Step 3: Teachers share mentor texts and model lessons. Pete and Danielle spend a good deal of time building background knowledge, asking questions and demonstrating the inquiry process through mini-lessons.
|Student selects an animal for inquiry project|
Step 6: Students collaborate and work together to gather and share information.
|Engaged and Motivated|
Step 7: Students present and share their learning. As peers listen to presentation, they take notes and list their questions on post-it notes and prepare to give positive feedback.
|Listing questions for presenters|
Step 8: Public sharing!
|Sharing our learning!|
Inquiring minds want to know! Please share your steps to inquiry!