Six Successful Strategies to integrate Inquiry in the ELA Classroom

Inquiry is a buzz word in 21st Century education. I’ve seen it on mission statements, college banners, professional development descriptions and teacher bios. If you were to Google “inquiry”, you’d get a host of potential definitions, theories, classroom practices and dissertations on the topic.  Amidst that onslaught of information, let’s…

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“I’m going to call my senator!” – the Nebraska Writing Project and Student Civic Action

“Mrs. Schmidt, did you know that the budget issues in the district stem from a bill in the Nebraska Legislature? I think I’m going to just call the senator who proposed that bill and see what exactly happened.”  I stopped short. My ninth grade journalism student was  “just going to…

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