High School

At high school, each Inquiry By Design course of study is made up of six units featuring detailed, flexible lesson plans aimed at building critical, standards-aligned literacy skills. Each unit is built around challenging, grade-appropriate texts and spiraling cycles of work marked by reading, writing, and collaborative small-group and whole-class discussion. All grades of Inquiry By Design’s high school courses of study feature

  • Independent reading initiatives focused on selecting books, setting goals, and tracking progress.
  • Compelling texts used to springboard rich conversation and meaningful writing in argument, informational, and narrative genres.
  • Substantial, scaffolded research-based writing projects where students try out the methods, style, and structure of some of the smartest and most engaging contemporary writers.
  • Flexible, inquiry-based instructional resources for writing that allow teachers to address students’ demonstrated needs.