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Each book in ISSUES 21 is built upon an inquiry framework with three main components: an essential question; a sequence of instruction that provides modeling, mentoring, and monitoring; and a culminating writing activity. Students are introduced to the topic via an open-ended inquiry question. The necessary material that presents students with a starting reference point is then front-loaded before they are challenged to investigate, analyze, and demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts of real­world issues through research assignments, persuasive essays, argumentative writing, and debates. Specifically, through guided questioning, each ISSUES 21 book helps students:

Connect ideas within a selection
Connect personal experience with the selection
Connect ideas from one unit to another
Connect ideas from the text to the world at large

Additional information

Grade

6

Learning Focus

Aboriginal, Cross-Curricular, Guided Reading, Independent Reading, Inquiry, Language Skills, Literacy, Shared Reading

Genre/Format

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Province/Territory

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory

Series Editor

Jeffrey David Wilhelm

Subject 

Language Arts/English, Science, Social Studies/History