Inquiry Charts were developed by James V. Hoffman. Inquiry Charts helps students critically examine what they read as cited in (Baker, 2001). Students analyze, evaluate, and think divergently. It creates opportunities to teach strategies to differentiate between facts and opinions, verify the validity of texts, understand their own possible biases toward the topic, and develop a criteria for judging an author’s competency as cited in (Heilman, Blaire, & Rupley, 1998). It is extremely useful when the different sources do not agree because it allows students the opportunity to recognize those differences and reconcile them through critical thinking as cited in (Blachowicz & Ogle, 2001).
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