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Teaching Multicultural Literature : A Workshop for the Middle Grades
Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3 Workshop 4 Workshop 5 Workshop 6 Workshop 7 Workshop 8
Workshop 3: Research and Discovery - Shirley Sterling and Laura Tohe
Authors and Literary Works
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Student Work
General Resources
Teaching Strategies
Works By and About Author
Additional Resources
Interactive Workbook -- Explore two poems using strategies from these workshops. Go.
Channel-Talk -- Share your views on the discussion board. Go.

Teaching Strategies


Beach, Richard, and Jaime Myers. Inquiry-Based English Instruction. New York: Teachers College Press, 2001.
Beach and Myers detail an alternative framework for student inquiry that involves the study of "social worlds" -- either worlds the students inhabit, such as school, family, or community, or those portrayed in literature and the media.

Boran, Sibel, and Barbara Comber, eds. Critiquing Whole Language and Classroom Inquiry. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2001.
This collection of essays, featuring the work of Jerome Harste, Carolyn Burke, and Patrick Shannon, offers advice and theoretical reasoning for teachers seeking to empower their students in the classroom.

Dewey, John. How We Think: A Restatement of the Relation of Reflective Thinking to the Educative Process. Boston: D.C. Heath, 1933.
Dewey, one of the progenitors of inquiry-based learning, links experience, interaction, and reflection to learning and education.

Harvey, Karen, Lisa D. Harjo, and Lynda Welborn. How to Teach About American Indians: A Guide for the School Library Media Specialist. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995.
This book offers a Native American perspective on teaching Native American issues across the curriculum.

Holden, James, and John S. Schmit, eds. Inquiry and the Literary Text. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2002.
Holden and Schmit offer classroom strategies to help students engage in authentic dialogue and inquiry about literature.


Ogle, D. M. "K-W-L: A Teaching Model That Develops Active Reading of Expository Text." Reading Teacher 39 (February 1986): 564-70.
A seminal article, this essay outlines Ogle's K-W-L teaching strategy.

Web Site

YouthLearn: An Approach to Inquiry-Based Learning
This site offers information about using inquiry as a teaching strategy and includes links to other informative sites.

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