ASKING QUESTIONS INQUIRY

DAY 3 ACTIVITY

Evaluating the Work

15-20 Minutes

  • Think about your work and reflect on your progress

  • Make a plan to improve your work

  • Your work from previous activities

  • Paper or notebook

  • Pencil, pen, or other writing tool

THIS WEEK

We’re thinking about the question: “How can we ask, improve, and plan to investigate questions that are meaningful to us?”

Your challenge this week is to create a “Quest Map” that describes how and why you will explore your big, curious question.

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You’ve already created your “Quest Plan.” When someone looks at your work, they should see:

  • The big, curious question that you will answer on your quest

  • The steps of your quest in words or pictures

Egg on Knee

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Look at this student’s “Quest Plan”:

  • Does this work show the big, curious question that they will answer on their quest?

  • Does this work show the steps of their quest in words or in pictures?

Now imagine we have the chance to give another student feedback on their work to make it stronger and clearer.

Egg on Knee

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What advice would you give the student to make this work even stronger?

  • The student could add…

  • The student could try…

  • The student could change…

Keep in mind your challenge this week: Create a “Quest Map” that describes how and why you will explore your big, curious question.


Today, you will revisit your “Quest Plan” to check if you are meeting your goals.

1. Pencils down! This is a thinking exercise! Look at your work and ask:

  • Does it include the big, curious question that I will answer on my quest?

  • Does it show the steps of my journey in words or pictures?


2. Complete one of these sentences:

  • I will add…

  • I will try…

  • I will adjust…


3. Make that change on your plan.

Be sure to save your plan because you will use it to create your “Quest Map”!

Ready for Day 4?

On day 4, you will create your “Quest Map.”