Love the Questions: Reclaiming Research with Curiosity and Passion

Love the Questions: Reclaiming Research with Curiosity and Passion

by Catherine Fraser


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Cathy Fraser believes that school research projects should be less of a chore and more like police investigations. In Love the Questions she describes ways to engage middle and secondary students from the outset, fanning the flames of their curiosity and passion.
Accessible and story-filled, this book provides strategies to capture the excitement of genuine inquiry in your classroom. Learn how to do the following:
  • Honor students’ passions, interests, and specific questions
  • Embrace inquiry, curiosity, and exploration
  • Teach students to frame relevant questions throughout the research process
  • Develop authentic projects that include surveys, experiments, and interviews
  • Work with school librarians as educational partners for teachers and students
  • Assess skills, not memorization
Cathy offers minilessons, practice activities, graphic organizers, and examples of student work to help you turn research projects into creative, exciting investigations for your students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625311986
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

About the Author

Cathy Fraser has been the librarian at Prospect Mountain High School in Alton, New Hampshire, for 14 years. She holds certifications as a reading and writing specialist, is a secondary English teacher, and is a passionate advocate for literacy for everyone. Love the Questions is her first book. Follow Cathy on Twitter at @cfraser150.

Table of Contents

Foreword Linda Rief ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 A Question of Content: Topic vs. Inquiry-Based Projects 5

Chapter 2 Where Do Questions Come From? 23

Chapter 3 Have a Plan 51

Chapter 4 The Importance of Strong Comprehension Skills in Research 81

Chapter 5 The Importance of Documentation 107

Chapter 6 Assessment 133

Chapter 7 Making the Argument 149

Appendix A 174

Appendix B 178

Appendix C 184

Bibliography 211

Index 217

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