Inquiry Units for English Language ArtsISBN: 9781475850376
Inquiry Units for English Language Arts is an engaging and relevant collection of instructional units that delve into contemporary problems related to equity, justice, identity, freedom, and social reform. Designed by practicing classroom teachers, these units integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening as modes of investigation in the Language Arts classroom. Each chapter provides specific guidance in planning, initiating, managing, and assessing a unit's line of inquiry to ensure that students' academic, social, and emotional growth are central to the classroom experience. The units in this book illustrate how guided inquiry prioritizes inductive learning by framing problems that require students to work collaboratively as they develop the critical thinking skills necessary to be active participants in a democracy.