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ERIC Number: EJ1217589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Inquiry by the Book: Using Children's Nonfiction as Mentor Texts for Inquiry
Brugar, Kristy A.
Social Studies, v110 n4 p155-160 2019
Across grade levels, teachers and students are encouraged to engage in inquiry-based practices. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) "Framework" (National Council for the Social Studies, 2013) and the Common Core State "Standards" (Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association, 2010), as well as recent state-level standards documents, provide guidelines for inquiry; but there are varying degrees of experience and comfort with the inquiry process. One -- often untapped -- way to build understanding and comfort with inquiry, notably the C3 Inquiry Arc, is through the use of mentor texts. In this article, I describe the inquiry process in "Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry" (2008) by Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson, which the authors make transparent throughout the text.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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