Inquiry-based English Instruction

Inquiry-based English Instruction

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This valuable resource offers an alternative framework for middle and secondary school English instruction. The authors provide concrete strategies for engaging students in critical inquiry projects about the social worlds they inhabit or about those portrayed in literature and the media, their peer, school, family, romance, community, workplace, and virtual worlds. You will find numerous examples of middle and high school students using various literacy tools (language, genres, narratives, signs, multimedia, and drama) to study, represent, critique, and transform these worlds. Rather than simply studying about literacy practices, this new framework shows how students learn best through active participation driven by a need to critically examine and promote changes in their social worlds.Letting Students Select the Inquiry Topic We have discovered advantages and disadvantages to having students select their own inquiry topics. ... You could author a short story, a play, a collection of poems or songs, a portfolio of drawings , a photo essay, a video documentary, ... For her studentsa#39; inquiry projects on social worlds, Brenda Robertson of North High School, North St. Paul, Minnesota, 46 Aanbsp;...

Title:Inquiry-based English Instruction
Author:Richard Beach, Jamie Myers
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2001


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