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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: In what form should I communicate this information? Why?
2 Writing/Revising: How can I make my writing better?
3 Writing/Publishing: With whom should I share my writing?
4 Vocabulary: How can I play with the denotative and connotative meanings of words to lend complexity to my writing?
5 What makes a story interesting to a certain audience?
6 What are the music and images of poetry and how can our senses help us with poems; how do these sounds and words form patterns and relationships?
7 How can I effectively share ideas from a text with someone else? Is there more than one way? What do I need to include?
8 How can I read like a writer and write like a reader?
9 How are people transformed through their relationships with others?
10 In what forms do dreams manifest themselves?
11 What are my dreams? What frontiers do I want to explore?
12 What happened in the text? What is it about? How do I know?
13 How can we tell who a character - or a real person - really is "inside"?
14 As a biographer, what kind of research will be the most valuable and helpful for me?
15 How does effective use of structure (setting, plot, characters, obstacles/helps, climax, ending) impact me as a reader/viewer and writer/performer of plays?
16 Are any mathematical principles or laws acting here? How can I tell?
17 How confident are you that this comes next in the pattern?
18 What is the pattern/relationship here? How can it be represented mathematically?
19 How are one-, two-, and three-dimensional measures related?
20 What does this tell me? How do I know?
21 EQ2: If a picture is worth a thousand words, how might a writer paint a picture in words?
22 OAEQ4: Is this the most efficient and effective solution, given what I know, what I must assume, and where I am headed?
23 EQ1: How can I use the language, rules, and processes of algebra to change this algebraic expression or equation into an equivalent form that is more useful in finding the unknown values?
24 EQ1: To what extent can movement be described mathematically?
25 OAEQ4: What claim can I make? How does the evidence support the claim?