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A Critical Inquiry Framework for K-12 Teachers

By JoBeth Allen and Lois Alexander
<p>This sample book chapter explains what teacher-led critical inquiry means in a social justice context. Useful in planning inquiry groups with a social justice focus, it also includes excellent content to help teachers to bring a social justice focus to their individual inquiry practice…
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Increasing Student Achievement in Writing Through Teacher Inquiry: An Evaluation of Professional Development Impact

By Nancy Robb Singer and Diane Scollay
<p>Documenting a well-designed experimental study, this article offers clear evidence of the positive impact of teacher-led inquiry on student writing achievement. Teachers in the experimental group participated in inquiry-based professional development to increase understanding and…
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Creating a Culture of Inquiry Through the Use of Model Lessons

By Suzanne Linebarger
<p>This article describes how the Northern California Writing Project used model lessons as the basis for a yearlong partnership to provide on-site professional development at an elementary school. Lessons on a single topic were tailored to each grade level, demonstrated throughout the day…
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