In this video series, educators explore the benefits of integrating social studies content and literacy skills in the inquiry process. In addition to the overview video, teachers will see two middle grades classrooms engaging in a variety of inquiry based strategies that dynamically blend content instruction with reading and writing skills.
Inquiry Strategy: Inquiry Stations
Inquiry stations allow students to analyze documents in differentiated groups. Students are provided appropriate supports for document analysis and writing.
Q&A on Inquiry Stations with Rhonda Lokey
Inquiry Strategy: Say-Mean-Matter
Say Mean Matter is a strategy for introducing students to a document set using close reading, gradual release, and document analysis.
Q&A on Say-Mean-Matter with Amanda Childress