The Research Process

Inquiry and the Library

preparing for research

In the initial stages of a unit, students share background knowledge about a topic. As we prepare for the unit, students identify what they already know and share ideas about potential inquiry aspects. In the library we can:


- pose questions that require inquiry

- share ideas about useful resources

- share background knowledge

- make predictions

accessing resources

At this point, students are engaged in research through a variety of resources. They ask questions and gather information. We read texts and record the information using graphic organizers. In the library we can:


- locate information

- select appropriate resources

- record information

- practice proper citation

processing resources

transferring learning

Students present their research findings in a variety of ways.

In the library we can:


-practice oral presentation skills

-peer assessment

- present to an audience

- share findings