Today I came across a piece of something that I think I shared in a post on my former Grade 1 blog a couple of years back - and no doubt, parts were missing. I know from experience how frustrating and misleading that can be, so now I want to make sure I share the whole thing. I also think it's important that we have the full picture of what's happening in the inquiry cycle, for both teachers and students.
I created the document below to support my team as we were exploring how to embed inquiry cycles more meaningfully in the planning process. You will likely recognize this cycle as Kathy Short's Authoring Cycle, which she has thoroughly explained in her own literature as well as in her chapter in Taking the PYP Forward (2010, Carber & Davidson). This representation is a summary of the points she makes in her chapter 'Inquiry as a Stance on Curriculum', p. 11-26.
The first page summarizes what teachers might be focusing on asking themselves and planning for at each stage in the cycle. The second page has examples of questions students might be asking themselves as they proceed through and go back and forth between the stages. The third page summarizes again what is happening at each stage in the cycle.
I hope this (now complete) adaptation is helpful!