- Having a quick go at the inquiry from a student’s perspective well before it starts, to check that appropriate resources are available and accessible
- Working as a Teacher-Librarian collaborative team before the inquiry begins to address resourcing, discuss who will teach them how to access subject specific resources, both print and online, and discuss who will teach them how to identify a reputable source, particularly online. California State University’s CRAAP test (readily available online) can be a very useful starting point.
- Giving the class an age-appropriate Investigative Journal (see resources to the right) to encourage them to think about how they are planning to use the information they gather and to record their sources.
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