I have been so busy that I have only just gotten back to this post. I have given John’s critique about the age of the students some thought. We did the activity this way because the teachers in grade three had been working on open ended (and not) questions with the students in class. They asked me if I could extend the work they had done in the library lesson and thus we developed this activity. I found it quite successful and will see if I can find the sheets the students did and share them. I will also ask the teachers to give feedback again as we are 4 months on. It would be interesting to see how the students did in a subsequent units when developing their questions.