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Adventures in Nonfiction: A Guided Inquiry Journey

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Adventures in Nonfiction: A Guided Inquiry Journey

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Renee Goularte

Renee Goularte

Magalia, California


National Council of Teachers of English


Calendar Activities


Strategy Guides

Professional Library

Podcast Episodes



Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 9

Science writer Seymour Simon was born in 1931.

Students select and explore a scientific topic in detail using Simon's nonfiction science books and then use what they learn to write original poetry on the topic.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer


This printout assists students with generating meaningful questions about a topic and organizing their writing by using a structured guide while researching.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Inquiry Charts (I-Charts)

This guide introduces I-Charts, a strategy that enables students to generate meaningful questions about a topic and organize their writing.


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Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Planning for Inquiry: It's Not an Oxymoron!

Planning for Inquiry shows you how to get an inquiry-based curriculum started, how to keep it going, and how to do so while remaining accountable to mandated curricula, standards, and programs.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Red, White, and Blue

Looking for summer adventure? Listen in as Emily chats about books that highlight travel destinations in the United States and books that you can read as you travel.


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