Asking Questions
Goal: at the end of the day each class will have a research question
Make it visible: post the question on a banner above or on the classroom door
Use a common language: thick and thin questions

Resources
The role of questions in thinking, teaching and learning
A Questioning Toolkit
Good questions: an explanation of four levels of questions
Creating Essential Questions
Strategies for developing thick and thin questions
Using starter and focus words - Q Tasks, p72

Engaging students through Effective Questions an article from the Canadian Education Association is a good starting place for teachers to get an understanding of the importance of questions and the difference between 'thick' and 'thin' questions.

Effective Questioning: A blog post for teachers

Creating a question matrix: using Google Docs and Question Stretchers (p8, Building Info Smarts)
This can be a useful way to collect questions from students in your class


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Narrowing the Topic

Graphic organizer: Narrowing the Topic - (p56) Summarization in any Subject by Rick Wormeli

Day 3: Plan Your Research