Do you have students that struggle with the inquiry process? Are you looking for easy ways to differentiate inquiry for your students? Do you want to help students successfully complete their inquiry projects? If you answered yes to any of these questions, check out these differentiation ideas!
If you are following the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Get Started Guide, inquiry supports Action C - Writing in the Content Areas. The goal of Action C is to integrate writing into the Science, Social Studies, Math, Health, and Arts Ed subject areas. It is easy to differentiate inquiry so all the students in your classroom can be successful.
Inquiry is asking questions and finding answers.
If kids can ask questions and know how to discover answers, they'll be more successful in school.
And later in life.
Nowadays, our classrooms are filled with kids that have different learning needs. You may feel overwhelmed at the thought of teaching inquiry to all those different needs but teaching inquiry is nothing to get stressed about.
Differentiating inquiry CAN be easy!
Inquiry already has some differentiation build into the process because students have choice. Choice helps to differentiate projects for your students. They can:
Non-Writers (students who are unable to write anything down)
Beginning Writers (students who are able to construct a sentence)
Reluctant Writers (students with low writing output)
EAL Students (students with English as a second language)
Students Who Struggle To Stay Focused
Perfectionists (students who want to be perfect)
Speed Writers (students who just want to finish)
Students Who Need To Be Challenged
These ideas were taken from the inquiry differentiation chart that is found in the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Club.
You can easily begin teaching inquiry to your students today. Simply brainstorm a list of inquiry questions and have students start researching to find the answers. Use the 5 Step Inquiry Method with your students to make this process even easier.
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Each inquiry project includes:
Interested in a number of inquiry projects? All the above projects are a part of the Inquiry Based Learning Projects BUNDLE.
The inquiry projects listed in this blogpost are all a part of the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Club.
Until next time,
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