About Us

Inquiry By Design is committed to student-centered literacy and language learning marked by the reading, writing about, and discussion of content-rich, complex texts. We firmly believe that all students deserve—and even crave—real, meaningful, and relevant work. Hence, our motto: No fake work.

Our curriculum is based on this premise and designed as an alternative to traditional textbooks and worksheet-based activities so prevalent in classrooms.

“Some of our biggest gains from using Inquiry By Design curriculum have come in our most diverse schools, where we’ve seen huge leaps in reading improvement. We’ve also noticed a big increase in the use of writer’s notebooks. Students are writing much more—some even tripling their writing output.”

Eric Simpson, Secondary Literacy and Language Arts Supervisor
Lewisville Independent School District (TX)