In the Connect Phase, a student may ask:
What interests me about this idea or topic?
What do I already know or think I know about this topic?
What background information would help me get an overview of my topic?
Do I know enough about the idea or topic to ask good questions?
Am I interested enough in the idea or topic to investigate it?
In the Investigate Phase, a student may ask:
What are all of the sources that might be used?
Which sources will be most useful and valuable?
How do I locate these sources?
How do I find the information within each source?
How do I evaluate the information that I find?
Have I located sources with diverse perspectives?
Have I found enough accurate information to answer all my questions?
Have I discovered information gaps and filled them with more research?
Have I begun to identify relationships and patterns and thoughtfully reacted to the information I found?
In the Express Phase, a student may ask:
What type of product or presentation will allow me to present my conclusions and evidence effectively to the intended audience?
What technology will help me create a product or presentation?
How will I get help to revise and edit my product?
Have I organized the product/presentation to make my major points and present convincing evidence?
Does my product/presentation fulfill all the requirements of the assignment?
From Empire State Information Skills Benchmarks: Information Fluency: Priority Benchmark Skills and Assessements. Licensed under Common Core.
Standard 1 Inquiry: Benchmark Skills and Assessments by Grade Level
What intriguing questions do I have about the topic or idea?
Why am I doing this research?
Will my question(s) lead me to answers that will fulfill my assignment or purpose for research?
Have any main ideas emerged from the research?
Did I find enough evidence to form an opinion or support my thesis?
What organizational patterns or tools will help me make sense of my information?
Have I drawn conclusions that are supported by the evidence?
Have I organized my conclusions and evidence to present them effectively?
Is my product/presentation as effective as I can make it?
How well did my inquiry process go?
How can I get feedback on my final product to use in my next inquiry project?
What new understandings did I develop about the topic or idea?
What did I learn about inquiry?
What new questions do I now want to answer about the topic or idea?