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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 How can an individual's experience reflect the struggle of an entire group or nation? How does the struggle change when it is personal?
2 What do good readers and writers do?
3 How can I pull everything together to understand the text?
4 How can the reader evaluate the validity/reliability of the writer's perspective?
5 What impact do my decisions today have on tomorrow?
6 How do texts differ? How should I read different types of text? How do I choose?
7 How does the use of literary devices translate into art form?
8 How can I adjust my thinking and language so that it is more welcoming to those unlike me?
9 How will reading and thinking in a deeper way increase my chances of being able to back up what I say?
10 How does effective use of structure (setting, plot, characters, obstacles/helps, climax, ending) impact me as a reader/viewer and writer/performer of plays?
11 What's the value of this digit? How can I use that?
12 What can be measured here? What should be measured here?
13 How do I make a round cake if I only have a square pan?
14 To what extent is the math different than what I see?
15 Why is it important for a conservationist to know place value when determining and reporting on the danger of extinction of an animal?
16 How can I describe this relationship so you know what I mean?
17 What's the pattern/ relationship here? How can a little say a lot? How can this best be represented mathematically?
18 Is there an equivalent fraction that I should use here?
19 What does "one" mean here? Which representation of "one" is most useful?
20 What is the best way to describe or represent something mathematically?
21 What happens if I break this apart (put these together)?
22 Is a fraction useful here? Which one?
23 EQ1: What does it mean to thoroughly investigate a topic/scenario/unknown?
24 EQ1: Sometimes there is more than one way to express something; how do we know when one method is better than another?
25 OAEQ1: What do I need to find out in order to understand this problem/event?