Inquiry Based Literacy

Students learn how to:

  • Formulate relevant, self-generated questions based on interests and/or needs that can be investigated.
  • Transact with texts to formulate questions, propose explanations, and consider alternative views and multiple perspectives.
  • Construct knowledge, applying disciplinary concepts and tools, to build deeper understanding of the world through exploration, collaboration, and analysis. 
  • Synthesize information to share learning and/or take action.
  • Reflect throughout the inquiry process to assess metacognition, broaden understanding, and guide actions, both individually and collaboratively. 
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Students learn how to:

  • Formulate relevant, self-generated questions based on interests and/or needs that can be investigated.
  • Transact with texts to formulate questions, propose explanations, and consider alternative views and multiple perspectives.
  • Construct knowledge, applying disciplinary concepts and tools, to build deeper understanding of the world through exploration, collaboration, and analysis. 
  • Synthesize information to share learning and/or take action.
  • Reflect throughout the inquiry process to assess metacognition, broaden understanding, and guide actions, both individually and collaboratively. 
Media Arts: Film and TV Word Bank | Artopia
Media Arts: Film and TV Word Bank | Artopia

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Media Arts Word Bank | Artopia
Media Arts Word Bank | Artopia

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line – a long thin continuous mark or stroke color – a component of light, the sensation of primary and secondary hues, tints, and shades as created by light and pigments, reflecting or absorbing...
Media Arts: Photography Word Bank | Artopia
Media Arts: Photography Word Bank | Artopia

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composition – the arrangement of the elements (subject and other objects) in a scene or photograph contrast – the range of difference between highlights and shadow areas in an image focus – the clear...
Dance Word Bank | Artopia
Dance Word Bank | Artopia

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space – where the body is moving body – what the body is doing time – how the body moves in relation to time dynamics – how the body is moving relationship – with whom or what the body is moving motif...
Site Specific Art - Taratantara | Artopia
Site Specific Art - Taratantara | Artopia

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Anish Kapoor A Closer Look Look at the enormous bright red form that Anish Kapoor has built! Form is the three dimensional representation of an object. Notice the sleek form of Kapoor's artwork. It...
Photography - Women's Rugby Game | Artopia
Photography - Women's Rugby Game | Artopia

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BILL FRAKES A Closer Look Apparently the fact that the players in this rugby game were wearing dresses didn't diminish the intensity of the rivalry between the teams. Photographer Bill Frakes has...
Photography - Tetons and the Snake River | Artopia
Photography - Tetons and the Snake River | Artopia

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ANSEL ADAMS A Closer Look Tetons and the Snake River is one of Ansel Adams' great western landscape photographs. The image seems to go on to infinity, absolutely sharp and clear. It is interesting to...