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Kuhlthau, Carol C., Leslie K. Maniotes and
Ann K. Caspari. 2012. Guided Inquiry Design:
A Framework for Inquiry in Your School
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BCPS K-12 Research Grades 5-8 Research Guide Grades 5-8 Research Glossary

Guided Inquiry Process Evaluate Share Create Open Explore Identify Immerse open

Gather important information
Go broad (search)
Go deep (read)
About the Gather phase:

Now that we each have a clear inquiry question, we can go on to the Gather phase. In this phase we'll each collect detailed information from a variety of sources that help us to learn more. We'll begin forming answers to our inquiry questions, using information that is meaningful and relevant. In this phase you'll be more concerned with discerning what makes information important. You'll be interested in citing, quoting, and paraphrasing correctly so you can later share your information in a organized, fair, and impressive way.

Skills and Tools Skills
Using search strategies

Evaluating and selecting sources

Capturing main ideas and supporting details

Avoiding plagiarism: paraphrasing, quoting, citing sources, bibliography

Teaching Resources:

Focused Note-taking in Your Classroom