Inquiry-Based Learning • Gathering Sources
Activity: Imagining Sources

This lesson discusses how the step of imagining, or predicting, sources can help students find more targeted results to move their inquiry forward. Read more about this strategy in Sara Kelley-Mudie's article, "Creating Context for Literature: Statistics Research in the English Classroom," and then complete the Reflect & Practice activity to try the method for yourself.



After reading the article, practice the technique of imagining sources using the provided examples in the above form. Reflect on how you might incorporate this into your work with students.

For more on this topic, watch Tasha Bergson-Michelson's webinar "Imagine Your Perfect Source: Strategies for Cultivating Expert Researchers" at

MLA Citation "Inquiry-Based Learning: Imagining Sources." School Library Connection, July 2019,

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