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Year 4

Writing

Introductory Class
Discussion
What could you do if you wanted to find
something out about someone?
If you knew this person you could?

Talk to them
 Ask them your questions

If this person was famous and you didn’t know

them, what could you do to find this information?
You could talk to others to collectively come to the
solution.
 You could use computers, the internet or books to
research the answer.

Lesson 1

Introductory Class
Discussion
What does inquiry mean?
To search for truth, information, or knowledge.
To look for facts or principles and to investigate

something or someone, through a series of
questions.

What is inquiry writing?
Write a series of questions to find out about
someone.
Lesson 1

Inquiry Questions
Things to

consider
when writing
your inquiry
questions.

Lesson 1

Inquiry Questions
What makes a good question?
What do I want to know about this person?
What could an answer be?
Where could I find an answer?
Is the answer relevant to my question?
What is the main point?
What else is important?

Lesson 1

Activity
As a group discuss what are some questions

that you could ask someone?
Use a brainstorm

Write 15 questions of your own, that you

could ask your partner to get to know them.

Lesson 1

Types of Questions

Lesson 1

Activity
Finish writing your questions.
Swap your questions with a partner and

answer their list of questions.
Class discussion
What type of questions did they ask?
Do you discover anything new about this
person?
Lesson 2

Activity
If you met someone new, what questions

could they ask you, to get to know you better?
What sports do you like to play?
Do you have any brothers or sisters?
What are some of your hobbies?

Write 15 questions that someone could ask

you.

Lesson 3

Activity
Finish writing your questions
Answer your questions in detail.
What year were you born?

Lesson 4

E.g I was born in 2005, on the 5th of May. I am 9
years old.

Class Activity
Choose a famous person
http://corporate.olympics.com.au/
Kim Crow
Ric Charlesworth
Kate Allen
Scotty James

Activity
Using the website: http://corporate.olympics.com.au/
Write 15 questions that you could ask this person.
Kim Crow
Ric Charlesworth
Kate Allen
Scotty James
Questions need to be
checked and typed.
Lesson 5

Activity
Where could you find answers?
What do you need to make sure you do when

you are searching for answers?
Do not COPY and PASTE answers.
Answers need to be written in your own words.

Find the answers to your questions.
Are the answers relevant?
Do the answers that you have written down,
answer your question?
Lesson 6,7

Activity
After you have found answers to all of your

questions, draw a picture of the famous
person you were investigating.
What are some interesting facts that you

discovered about this person, whilst you were
researching?

Lesson 8

Inquiry of an animal
Write 15 questions to investigate and find out

about an animal of your choice.
Questions need to be checked
Research answers using the iPads
Type questions and answers

Animal inquiry questions
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What is the scientific name for this animal?
What countries are these animals found?
What type of environment do these animals live in (ocean, trees etc.)?
What type of home do these animals live in (tree nest, burrow…)?
What do these animals like to eat?
How often do these animals eat?
What is the population of this animal around the world?
Do they live in the one location or do they move around?
How does this animal move around (swim, fly, walk)?
How long do they live for?
What predators does this animal have?
What do these animals do to protect themselves from other animals?
How many hours a day do these animals sleep?
Can these animals be found in Australia? Why/why not, explain?
Are these animals solitary or do they live in large communities (groups)?

Resources
 http://beckyhiggins.com/interview-questions-for-a-child/