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Shared Inquiry™ is a method of learning and a way for individuals to achieve a more thorough understanding of a text by discussing questions, responses, and insights with fellow readers.

Shared Inquiry combines a sound theoretical base with proven strategies to engage all readers in higher-order thinking and collaborative problem solving. In Shared Inquiry, participants come together to help each other explore the meaning of a work of literature. Each participant brings a unique perspective that influences how he or she understands the work. Sharing their interpretations, participants gain new insights and deepen or even change their initial understanding. Learn more…

"Ooka and the Honest Thief" Unit Overview
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Order Starting Off Strong

Mini-units to introduce students to Shared Inquiry.


“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

Oscar Wilde