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Why are School Buses Always Yellow?

Teaching for Inquiry, PreK-5

Every child deserves to be challenged to observe, think, and question experiences. This invaluable resource shows preschool and primary-level teachers how to successfully foster inquiry and critical thinking skills in all children, including learners with special needs.

Why are School Buses Always Yellow? illustrates how to use the inquiry process to teach mandated content while making learning relevant and lasting for young students. The author uses real classroom examples from schools across the country, provides prompts for framing good questions, offers recommendations for Internet resources, and provides techniques to: introduce inquiry incrementally and systematically; use objects, literature, and students' experiences to stimulate inquiry; help children turn their playful wondering into deeper questions about content; and develop inquiry-based units that incorporate students' queries.

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