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Grant Wiggins

May 25, 2015
My reply to Willingham, Part 2

In part 1 of my reply to Willingham’s article on reading comprehension strategies published recently in the Washington Post, I …

25 Essential Questions

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# Essential Question
1 Writing/Revising: How can I change or strengthen the organization of what I have written to make it more effective?
2 Geography: How do changes in our environment lead to changes in the way we live?
3 Economics: Which goods and services should the government provide? Who should decide? Who should pay?
4 How can cultural awareness enhance my language learning, and vice versa?
5 What can poetry tell us about a person, culture or society?
6 Where are the modern American frontiers?
7 How do physical journeys compare to journeys of other kinds like spiritual, psychological, political, social ones? How can the reader distinguish one type of journey from another?
8 How will the answers to these questions shape my writing? How can I think this through?
9 What determines our values?
10 What details of the text support my understanding?
11 What do written and verbal stories have in common and how do they differ?
12 How does being a member of a BOOK CLUB empower me in my life as a reader, writer, listener and speaker?
13 What is a simpler but equivalent way to express this? Is it useful here? How can a little say a lot?
14 What are numbers for?
15 What story does the graph tell?
16 How much money do I need?
17 4. How can the picture help me and others understand?
18 Is there an equivalent fraction that I should use here?
19 What is the relationship between division and multiplication? Division and subtraction?
20 When should I use a table? A graph? An equation? Which approach best communicates what I want the audience to get?
21 What is the underlying mathematical relationship for a real-world situation? Is it exponential? Logarithmic? How can I tell?
22 What are my assumptions? How do they affect my actions and conclusions?
23 EQ2: If a picture is worth a thousand words, how might a writer paint a picture in words?
24 EQ1: How can I effectively use statistical graphs and measures to give an accurate answer to a question about an imprecise situation?
25 EQ1: How is the Constitution both a product of its time and a product of the present?