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Guided Inquiry in Action: High School: EXPLORE

Definition

"In the EXPLORE phase...students browse through various sources to information to explore interesting ideas and prepare to develop their inquiry questions...The Learning Team guides students to browse and scan a variety of sources, Students dip into a few sources to make sense of the information they find and raise lots of further questions...Guiding students through exploring leads [students] to form a meaningful inquiry question" (8-9)  

Process

Purpose

Explore Interesting Ideas

Look Around

Dip In

Skills

  • Exploring the information landscape
  • Generating questions
  • Skimming and scanning
  • Making inferences
  • Summarizing information
  • Distinguishing between facts and opinions
  • Organizing information

Inquiry Standards

SS.IS.1.9-12. Address essential questions that reflect an enduring issue in the field.

SS.IS.3.9-12. Develop new supporting and essential questions through investigation, collaboration, and using diverse sources.