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Thoughts on Education

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 Expository Writing: How can I effectively blend my own perspective with the information I have gathered?
2 Expository Writing: What does my audience already know? How does my answer to that question help me frame my writing?
3 Journalism: How does a journalist report a story without imposing her own biases onto that story?
4 Creative Writing: Do my characters communicate effectively through their actions, their words, their thoughts, and their feelings?
5 Writing/Revising: How can I make my writing better?
6 Where do ideas for writing come from?
7 Who am I?
8 How can my thinking be influenced by the choices the writer makes? How can I influence others' thinking through my writing?
9 How does this text affect me?
10 How does culture affect people?
11 How do friendships change over time?
12 Who am I to judge? Who are you to judge?
13 How can using extended metaphors enhance my understanding and perspective on life?
14 Which tool is the best tool for measuring in this situation?
15 What are different ways to measure this? What's the best way to measure this?
16 Why does Jennifer Lopez need to know math?
17 Why does the math give a different answer than what I see?
18 How can this situation be represented by a model? What are all the things that could happen?
19 1. How can I make sense of this data?
20 Should I get an exact answer here or can I estimate? What makes a good estimate?
21 How confident are you that this comes next in the pattern?
22 How can I prove this?
23 About how big (how much) is this?
24 How does matter move through ecosystems?
25 6.3.6 How are antibodies produced and how do they help fight off infection by pathogens? (How does the human body defend itself against foreign invaders?)