Real Challenges. Real Solutions.

Inquiry by Design is a dynamic approach to English language arts instruction that’s built on the premise that no one gets smarter in isolation. Not students. Not teachers. We partner with school districts across the country to provide smart, engaging, and rigorous curriculum materials along with dynamic, continual professional development.

Our curriculum materials provide opportunities for students to:

  • Read, write and discuss interesting and engaging literary and informational texts
  • Write in a range of genres including text-based explanations and arguments
  • Get smarter about the real reading, writing, and discussion work that distinguishes the best English classes

Inquiry By Design will bring to your district exactly the rigorous academic work demanded by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in English Language Arts and Literacy. These standards underscore the need for more close reading, deep thinking, textual analysis, text-based writing, and student collaboration. We’ve been teaching this way for a long time. So as you support teachers and students to make these shifts, don't try to do it alone. Capitalize on our expertise.

Educational Offerings

Inquiry By Design offers CCSS- and TEKS-aligned curriculum and professional development to help students become college and career ready.

Learn about our offerings:

MicroCourses for English Language Arts

Close Reading in the Content Areas

PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessment Institutes

Challenging Teachers, Students, and the Status Quo


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