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Guided Inquiry in Action: High School: GATHER

Definition

"A clearly articulated question gives direction for the GATHER phase. GATHER sessions are designed to helps students collect detailed information from a variety of sources...The Learning Team guides students in locating, evaluating, and using information that leads to deep learning." (10) Learners choose "what is personally meaningful and compelling about their inquiry question in the information sources they find.The Learning Team guides students in a structured approach for managing their search." (10)

Process

Purpose

Gather Useful Information

Go Broad

Go Deep

Skills

  • Search strategies
  • Evaluating and selecting sources
  • Main ideas and supporting details
  • Note-taking
  • Avoiding plagiarism: paraphrasing, quoting, citing sources, bibliography

Inquiry Standards

SS.IS.4.9-12 Gather and evaluate information from multiple sources while considering the origin, credibility, point of view, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources.