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Inquiry Circles in Elementary Classrooms (DVD)

  • Title:Inquiry Circles in Elementary Classrooms: New Strategies for Comprehension and Collaboration (DVD)
  • Author:Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, Stephanie Harvey
  • Publication Date:October 2009
  • Grade Level:K-5
  • ISBN:9780325028293
  • Publisher:Heinemann

This much-anticipated DVD companion to Stephanie Harvey and Harvey “Smokey” Daniels’ best-selling book, Comprehension & Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action, uses compelling video footage to show inquiry circles in action in primary and intermediate classrooms.

This live-from-the-classroom DVD invites you to eavesdrop as student-led teams pose questions, undertake research, read strategically, build knowledge, understand, and act. You will see teachers teaching students the specific comprehension and collaboration strategies they need to operate effectively in structured, responsible teams. And, you’ll hear firsthand from teachers in primary and intermediate classrooms who are teaching the curriculum, addressing kids’ needs, and meeting the standards in a progressive, student-centered way.

With a special emphasis on how to organize and manage well-structured cross-curricular projects, this instructional DVD shows you how to:

  • engage students as you unleash their curiosity across the curriculum
  • teach your curriculum and meet standards the inquiry way.

Let Stephanie and Smokey guide you through classrooms that burst with energy, excitement, and achievement. Watch as kids embrace responsibility and take on the heavy lifting of learning. The Inquiry Circles in Elementary Classrooms DVD  is a professional development resource for teachers in grades K–5. Teachers in grades 6–12 should use the companion DVD Inquiry Circles in Middle and High School Classrooms.


Author Bio

Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. After fifteen years of public school teaching, both in regular education and special education classrooms, Stephanie worked for twelve years as a staff developer for the Denver based Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), a partnership of leaders from education and business, who support innovation in public schools.

Harvey “Smokey” Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education. In language arts, Smokey is known for his pioneering work on student book clubs. Harvey works with elementary and secondary teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, offering demonstration lessons, workshops, and consulting, with a special focus on creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions of all kinds. Smokey shows colleagues how to simultaneously build students' reading strategies, balance their reading diets, and strengthen the social skills they need to become genuine lifelong readers.

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