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Criteria For Writing a Guiding Question


  1. The topic must interest you.

  2. Start the question with “How” or “What”

  3. Use strong verbs such as:  Affect. Impact, illustrate, motivate, influence, and communicate

  4. Is your question can be answered in a word or a sentence, it is not a guiding question.

  5. Goldilocks Rule: Can’t be too big or too small, must be just right.



  • What’s the best way to stop the flu at our school?

  • How can we design a better lunch menu for our school?

Physiology of Turtles


Resources for searching Fake News and CRAPP TEST

Fake news infographic

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Gibbons Middle School
20 Fisher St
Westborough, MA 01581

Citing your Sources and Notetaking



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Noodle Tools is a citation management tool to complete any project

To access NoodleTools through the button found within the Google Apps through Google Drive (even more from Google), click on the app (as the picture above). Click create new account and select whether you are a student or teacher. Click Submit


Essential Questions to your Works Cited

1. Why is it important to use credible sources?

2. How do I give proper credit to the suppliers of the information that I'm using

3. Do I cite the pictures I am using in my project?

How to Cite an Online Image (use this Noodletools instructions from YouTube)
Example of how to cite a website


Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name (if noted). "Title of Webpage." Title of Website. Publisher or sponsor of the site (or N.p. if not given), Date of publication (or n.d. if not given). Web (this is the Source Medium). Date of access (written as day month year). <URL>.