Category: Reading

Chunking Texts for Better Understanding

While teachers sometimes chunk texts to increase accessibility and understanding, having students do the chunking work themselves brings far greater results. Take a look at the latest installment in our Tips and Tricks for Inquiry-Based Teaching video blog.



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Close Reading in the Primary Grades


We’re often asked how the increased text complexity and close reading strategies from Common Core impact primary students. While Inquiry By Design doesn’t currently provide curriculum or professional development below the third grade (although developing K-2 is certainly in our plan), there are some great organizations and projects providing resources and information for our youngest students.

This Education Week article by Catherine Gewertz, “New Read Aloud Strategies to Transform Story Time,” focuses on how some of the very same close reading […]

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