This course is a webinar. It delivers the same excellent instruction that participants receive in the regular face-to-face training courses, albeit in a different format.
This course will help you introduce the basic principles of Shared Inquiry–listening, wondering and sharing–to students in the primary grades. Learn to provide the challenge and critical thinking elements every balanced literacy program needs and achieve realistic goals such as helping young students listen to a story, ask relevant questions, make sensible comments about it, and learn to provide reasons for their ideas. You will explore ways to use simple forms of discussion, drama, drawing, and writing to help students connect with a story and to begin their interpretive thinking about it.
After this course you will be able to:
- Help students in grades K-1 begin to respond interpretively to a story
- Engage students in listening, asking questions and sharing ideas with classmates
- Use the new Junior Great Books K-1 program to engage all students in higher literacy and inquiry
- Plan a Shared Inquiry unit with strategies and activities tailored to your students' needs