Local resources:

SD35 Online Databases


Provincial Resources:

BC Ministry of Education IRPs

Models & Guides:

Alberta's //Focus on Inquiry// Document direct link to the .pdf

BCTLA Points of Inquiry Document direct link to the .pdf

BCTLA Publications and Downloads links to the Points of Inquiry document, along with related planning & support documents for elementary and secondary (and other topics)

Information LIteracy and Inquiry Learning models - comprehensive wiki by Trevor Bond, New Zealand
New York City Schools Information Fluency Continuum
(huge document for free download in .pdf - excellent resources).

Other resources (including collaborative wikis):
Inquiryandlearning Wiki - contains information on guided inquiry along with activities for the various stages of inquiry.

Keys to Inquiry (Harvard)

Ontario's //Together For Learning// Document - OSLA wiki

Professional Journal Articles:

Engage and Grow with Questions by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan
School Libraries in Canada, 2009. Article about the importance of students using questions in order to become engaged learners.

Inquiry-Based Learning: The Key to Student Success by Jennifer L. Branch and Diane GallowaySolowan
School Libraries in Canada, 2003 Volume 22 (4). This article serves as a basic introduction to the inquiry model. Contains good activities to encourage questionning such as the "Who Cares Test" and examples of skills which could be taught as the students move through the phases of the inquiry model.

Moving from Rote to Inquiry: Creating Learning That Counts by Violet Harada and Joan Yoshina.
Library Media Connection October 2004. The article describes inquiry-focused learning and how it supports deeper thinking and investigation. The last page of the article contains a useful chart comparing traditional to inquiry-focused approaches.

Sites re Inquiry Questions:

Science Questions
Science Questions - Gov. Vermont
Web Inquiry Projects in History Classrooms
The Question Mark Jamie Mackenzie's educational journal devoted to questions, questioning, sound intelligence, strategic reading, and quality teaching. Jamie is the author of numerous books devoted to questioning.


Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century by Carol Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes and Ann Caspari. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
If you could only purchase one book to guide your journey into inquiry - this would be the one! A great introduction to guided inquiry, the theory and research behind it, ways to connect with students, as well as ways to teach information literacy.

Q Tasks: How to Empower Students to Ask Questions and Care About Answers by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan:Pembroke Publishers, 2006.
A broad range of tasks to do with students, from intermediate to secondary level, with explicit teaching instructions, curriculum contexts and evaluations.

District Media Centre Resources - Donated by the Langley Teacher Librarian Association and BCTLA

Assessing Learning by Vi Harada and Joan Yoshina
Inquiry-based learning with everyday objects by Alvarado and Herr
Inquiry Circles in Action - Comprehension and Collaboration by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels.

Critical Challenges Series - Roland Case and LeRoi Daniels (editors)

Contributing to Family and Community
Rights, Roles and Responsibilities at School
Celebrating Families
I Can Make a Difference
Critical Challenges for Primary Students

The Resourcefulness of the Inuit
Critical Challenges in Social Studies for Upper Elementary Students
Critical Challenges in Law and Government: Re-enacting Confederation - A Simulation