Inquiry through literacy

Stories, texts, images and words are all tools that help construct and build our understanding of the world. Stories contain a power, magic that help us explore possibility before we reach reality, to engage with ideas and identity claims as we construct our own claims about ourself. Picture books, whether the reader is young or old are a perfect tool for exploring ideas, attitudes, skills, perspectives and understandings connected to an inquiry topic or conceptual theme.

Here at BeConWiz we are avid readers and we have a long history of reading, discussing and loving good quality picture books. This page is dedicated to providing you with ideas and text summaries connected to themes you may encounter in your classroom, your own life or an event or perspective your child may need an opportunity to discuss or explore with safe people.