Amplifications for diverse learners is a priority

Our commitment at Inquiry By Design is to make available concurrently to all students, including English learners, the twin and complementary strands of intellectual rigor and language development. Toward that end, all units in Inquiry By Design’s curriculum purposefully integrate

Toward that end, all units in Inquiry By Design’s curriculum purposefully integrate

  • Reading, writing, speaking, viewing, and listening.

  • Arcs of work where texts are read and reread multiple times for clear and meaningful purposes.

  • Carefully designed sequences where increasingly sophisticated work is scaffolded by initial tasks.

  • Cycles of small-group, whole-group, and independent work that provide opportunities for students to try out ideas, to try on academic language, and to refine and communicate developed text-based positions.

  • Writing, all the time—from notetaking and text marking to quick writes and provisional, playful imitations to formal papers.

Examples/Types of Supports

STRUCTURAL SUPPORTS

  • Consistent Session Structure
  • Guiding Questions
  • Constructive Redundancy

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORTS

  • Teacher Modeling
  • Scaffolded Tasks
  • Activating Prior Knowledge
  • Conferring
  • Small-Group Work
  • Metacognition
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Charts and Charting
  • Gallery Walks
  • Review
  • Reflection
  • Goal Setting

LANGUAGE DOMAIN SUPPORTS: SPEAKING AND LISTENING

  • Oral Discussions
  • Scaffolded Talk
  • Sentence Stems and Frames

LANGUAGE DOMAIN SUPPORTS: READING

  • Multiple Readings
  • Re-Reading
  • Independent reading

LANGUAGE DOMAIN SUPPORTS: WRITING

  • Literacy Notebook
  • Timed Writing/Quick Writes
  • Independent Writing
  • Mimicry/Imitation
  • Formal Papers
  • Rubrics and Checklists