Inquiry-Based Learning • Formulating the Research Question
Activity: Question Stems

In a directed inquiry project, you may be the one providing students with a big question to explore—one that when answered demonstrates a student's understanding of the topic. In "Repackaging Research: Local Landmarks and Famous Faces," Paige Jaeger walks through the process of helping a teacher revamp a lesson to include questions aimed at higher-level thinking. After reading the article, complete the Reflect & Practice activity.



After reading Paige Jaeger's advice to a teacher librarian, review the Question Stems chart in the above form. Then select a topic from a grade level that you teach, perhaps in an existing collaboration or something you might like to develop. Practice moving to meatier inquiry questions by filling out the chart with questions related to this topic.

MLA Citation "Inquiry-Based Learning: Question Stems." School Library Connection, July 2019,

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