A Texas-based company, founded by a former Texas English teacher and educator, Inquiry By Design provides a unique, inquiry-based literacy curriculum that engages students, ratchets up rigor, and aligns to the seven strands of the new and revised Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
Inquiry By Design’s grade 3-12 curriculum focuses on
Building foundational language skills for listening, speaking, and discussing through challenging, grade appropriate spiraling cycles of work marked by ongoing collaborative small-group and whole-class discussions.
Building comprehension and response skills through multi-text studies of increasing complexity that invite students to participate in deep reflection and conversation in preparation for significant writing projects.
An exploration and analysis of the author’s craft across multiple genres of literature and nonfiction, many culminating in “write like” opportunities for both structure and style.
A sustained focus on developing both fluency and form (argumentative, narrative, informational) through multiple writing opportunities combined with a unique, student-oriented, research-based approach to language conventions.
Short-term and sustained inquiry and research into texts and topics combined with significant writing projects and ongoing opportunities for feedback and collaboration.