Grades 5-8 Sidebar BCPS K-12 Research Grades 5-8 Research Guide Grades 5-8 Research Glossary

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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Guided Inquiry Process Evaluate Share Create Gather Open Explore Immerse Identify Evaluate Share Create Gather Open Identify Immerse Evaluate Share Create Gather Open Explore Identify Evaluate Share Create Gather Explore Identify Immerse open

Pause and ponder
Decide dIrection
Identify inquiry questions
Skills Formulating and refining inquiry questions
In elementary school, you learned about thick and thin questions. Thick questions require thought, analysis, and research. You will also see these questions referred to as Open questions. (Examples: What do you think? What if? How would you feel? What if?)  Thin questions are easily answered by reviewing a resource. (Examples: When? Where? Who? How many?) You will also see these questions referred to as Closed questions. Create thick questions about your topic. The questions you create will help guide your research. Research questions will need to be modified based upon the facts and information presented in the resources. Some questions may not be researchable; rather you will need to infer based upon the information gathered.
Skill-builders & Tools

Beyond Questioning: Question Log

Know What to Ask: Forming Great Resource Questions, Chapter 2: This Question is Closed!

Know What to Ask: Forming Great Resource Questions, Chapter 3: Open for Business
Chart to Identify (Blank), Taskcard for Identify

How to Write a Research Question from George Mason University

Inquiry Log

Inquiry Journal Prompts

Chart to Decide (blank) Chart to Decide Protocol (includes prompts)

BCPS The Writing Place- Writing Text Types

What would you like to do next?
Identify