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ERIC Number: EJ869050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
My Inquiry Journey: A Field Guide for Learners
Mazzola, Alison Fox
Knowledge Quest, v38 n1 p40-47 Sep-Oct 2009
Children start asking questions as soon as they speak their first sentences. And they continue to ask them at home and in the classroom if adults let them. Mosaic of Thought (Keene and Zimmermann 2007) has provided the author with a "field guide" to both her son's questions at home and her second-grade students' questions in the classroom. Keene and Zimmermann describe seven reading strategies that good readers use, culled from hundreds of research papers about reading. The strategies are (1) questioning; (2) visualizing; (3) making connections; (4) determining importance; (5) synthesizing; (6) drawing inferences; and (7) fixing-up confusions. This article describes how the author has used these strategies to scaffold the learning of her child and her students, and to guide her own inquiry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A