Kuhlthau, Carol C., Leslie K. Maniotes, and Ann C. Caspari. 2012.
Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School. Libraries Unlimited.
|In the Explore step we still haven't developed our individual inquiry questions, but we're getting a whole lot closer! Now we're going to get a chance to browse through a variety of information sources to explore interesting ideas. At this stage we're truly more interested in exploring ideas rather than gathering facts. We're not worried about citing sources or notes just yet. We want to dip into a few sources and try to make sense of what we are reading and seeing. We want time to look at a variety of sources on a broad topic so that we can each form a personal understanding, and prepare to identify a specific topic for further research.
|Unit 1: Connecting Research
LESSON 4: Look around and "dip in" to these websites and database articles to explore some legends and strange phenomena.
Click on the Identify step above to continue your inquiry for Unit 1.
|UNIT 2: Making Cultural Connections: Connecting Experiences Across Cultures
Use the resources below to look around and "dip in" to explore some different cultures. Consider exploring cultures or countries you have read about in Reading class, or that you are studying in World Cultures class this year such as:
After you have explored some different cultures, use this note-taking organizer to help narrow down your choices.
It's time to start narrowing down your choices and begin to focus on which cultural item, custon, belief or practice you will choose to feature in a fictional narrative. You may decide to write about the same culture you researched earlier in this unit.
Explore these resources to read examples of fictional narratives from countries and cultures around the world:
Click on the Identify step above to continue your inquiry for Unit 2.
UNIT 3: Making Scientific Connections: Connecting to our World through Science
Explore some inventions and their history in order to select a specific topic for research.
Click on the Identify step above to continue your inquiry for Unit 3.
|UNIT 4 - Making Artistic Connections: Connecting Ideas through Words and Pictu.res
The covers of graphic novel adaptations available in your classroom book series are shown below.
Browse the graphic novels from the list below in your class library to identify several graphic novels that you would be interested in reading for this project.
Use the resources below to revisit a few of your favorite stories from Units 1-3 in Reading class this year. Think about which story you might choose to adapt into a graphic novel.
Click on the Identify step above to continue your inquiry for Unit 4.