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Topic Research: Asking the Right Questions

In this worksheet, students think about the questions they need to ask to help them target their research (for their writing composition) as effectively as possible.

'Topic Research: Asking the Right Questions' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:  Develop Ideas

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

To research a topic means to use sources of information to find out more about it. We can use the internet, text books and other sources to find things out, but it can be hard to know where to start.

 

If we are not careful we can spend hours looking through things without making any progress, but one good way to begin is to think of definite questions that we want answers to.

 

Viking with an axe and shield

 

For example, there is a huge amount of information available about the Vikings, so we can focus our research by thinking of questions such as:

Where did they come from?

When did they invade Britain?

What weapons did they have?

What were their beliefs?

 

In this worksheet you can practise thinking of suitable questions to ask when researching different topics.

Imagine you are an adult and you want to drive from Paris to Rome. You need to research this on the internet, in an atlas or by going to a 'plan your route' website.

 

Think of four questions you might need to find the answers to. These will help you know what to look for when you are doing your research.

Imagine you want to write a factsheet about Wayne Rooney. You need to research this on the internet, using information books or by asking someone.

 

Think of four questions you could ask before you start your research.

Imagine you are an adult who wants to buy a new car. You need to research this on the internet, or by visiting a car showroom and asking questions.

 

Think of four questions you might need answers to.

Imagine you are thinking of owning a hamster. You need to research this on the internet, in a book or by going to a pet shop and asking questions.

 

Think of four questions you might need answers to.

Imagine you and your family are moving to another town and need to buy a new house. You need to research this by looking on the internet, reading estate agents' brochures or by visiting the new town and looking around.

 

Think of four questions you might need answers to.

  • Question 1

Imagine you are an adult and you want to drive from Paris to Rome. You need to research this on the internet, in an atlas or by going to a 'plan your route' website.

 

Think of four questions you might need to find the answers to. These will help you know what to look for when you are doing your research.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer could include questions such as:
How far is it?
How long will it take?
Which countries will I drive though?

Award one mark for at least two suitable questions and two marks if all four questions are appropriate.
  • Question 2

Imagine you want to write a factsheet about Wayne Rooney. You need to research this on the internet, using information books or by asking someone.

 

Think of four questions you could ask before you start your research.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer could include questions such as:
Which club does he play for?
How old is he?
What position does he play in?

Award one mark for at least two suitable questions and two marks if all four questions are appropriate.
  • Question 3

Imagine you are an adult who wants to buy a new car. You need to research this on the internet, or by visiting a car showroom and asking questions.

 

Think of four questions you might need answers to.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer could include questions such as: How much is this car?
How much fuel does it use?
What is its fastest speed?
What other colours are there?

Award one mark for at least two suitable questions and two marks if all four questions are appropriate.
  • Question 4

Imagine you are thinking of owning a hamster. You need to research this on the internet, in a book or by going to a pet shop and asking questions.

 

Think of four questions you might need answers to.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer could include questions such as:
What do hamsters eat?
How big does the cage need to be?
How often should I clean out the cage?
What toys do hamsters like?
How long do they live?

Award one mark for at least two suitable questions and two marks if all four questions are appropriate.
  • Question 5

Imagine you and your family are moving to another town and need to buy a new house. You need to research this by looking on the internet, reading estate agents' brochures or by visiting the new town and looking around.

 

Think of four questions you might need answers to.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer could include questions such as:
Are houses dearer or cheaper in the new town than where we live now?
How close is each house to the school I will go to?
Is the house near the middle of the town or on the edge?

Award one mark for at least two suitable questions and two marks if all four questions are appropriate.
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