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Lab School Inquiry Framework: Planning and Design

Continuum Model for Research and Inquiry In English and Social Science


What I, the Student, Am Feeling

Emotional Response to Process:

  • Confusion
  • Frustration
  • Doubt

What I, the Student, Am Doing

Thesis Writing

  • Evaluate relevant sources
  • Outline data that takes the opposing position on topic
  • Determine/outline data necessary to prove thesis
  • Identify a thesis
  • Topic
  • OBJECTIVE claim
  • Support
  • Support
  • Consider scope & specificity of thesis: Is it too broad or too narrow? If yes, then revise.

What the Teacher and Librarian Are Doing

  • Model thesis-writing process
  • Provide formative feedback

Before Moving On