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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 Persuasion: Why would I want to persuade? Who do I want to persuade? Does it matter?
2 Journalism: Do we have a responsibility to report? Everything?
3 Writing/Drafting: How should I structure my story? How do the pieces of my ideas fit together so that the story is easy to follow?
4 What is Poetry, why do we have it, where is it found, and why do we share it?
5 How can I reach my reader?
6 What are the elements that build a strong friendship?
7 Who do you think I am?
8 Why do authors make decisions they make about characters' relationships with each other?
9 As a writer and speaker, how can I use language effectively to bring my small-yet-big moment to life for my audience and convey the importance of this event?
10 What's the pattern?
11 What do lists of numbers and sums of numbers tell us about patterns and predictions?
12 How confident are you that this comes next in the pattern?
13 How do we decide which mathematical process to use?
14 What do I know about this problem?
15 How are angles/lines/shapes related?
16 How can I organize and display this information? What way is best for want I want to do?
17 Which tools and units of measurement apply here? Which are best for what I need to express or do?
18 What is a sufficient condition for that conclusion? What is a necessary condition of that hypothesis?
19 How do we know that the Pythagorean Theorem works? What happens if the conditions are not met?
20 6.3.2 Why are antibiotics effective against bacteria but not viruses?
21 EQ1: How does where we live affect how we live; is geography destiny?
22 OAEQ2: How can I use social science concepts to understand and explain this event?
23 EQ1: How do the experiences and geography of a culture impact its beliefs, practices and point of view?
24 OAEQ4: What claim can I make? How does the evidence support the claim?
25 EQ1: What conditions are necessary for political and/or social change to occur? (How does change happen?)