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lesson 2
1 hour

Inquiry Questions


Students work to generate more specific inquiry questions to frame their research. Students were introduced to inquiry questions in Unit 1. In this lesson, they learn how to craft specific inquiry questions for their selected research topic/area of investigation developed in the previous lesson. Students engage in a research process check-in during which they review the Student Research Plan Handout. Students also review inquiry questions from Unit 1 and generate, vet, and refine specific inquiry questions for their research topic/area of investigation using a Specific Inquiry Questions Checklist.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.



From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 2. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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