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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: What distinguishes effective persuasion from clumsy persuasion? Why does one appeal succeed but another fail?
2 Expository Writing: How can I effectively blend my own perspective with the information I have gathered?
3 Writing Process: How can I use the writing process to become a better writer?
4 How do I figure out what someone is saying, if I don't understand all the words?
5 What should I do if they don't understand me? What should I do when I don't understand them?
6 How can my decisions make a difference in my life and in the lives of others?
7 Who killed Romeo and Juliet?
8 Why am I writing this? For whom? How will the answers to these questions shape my writing?
9 How does looking beyond a poem's words deepen my thinking and understanding?
10 How can small moments have big effects on our feelings, thinking, and behavior?
11 What can books do that movies cannot? What can movies do that books cannot?
12 How are two-and three-dimensional representations of objects related?
13 2. What conclusions can I draw from this data?
14 How do I make a round cake if I only have a square pan?
15 How do we make trends and predictions for the future and know that they have validity?
16 To what extent is the math different than what I see?
17 How can I best compare this number to a set of objects?
18 How can I describe this shape?
19 How can I express this measurement so you know what I mean?
20 Can I break down this number (combine these numbers) into other numbers? How?
21 What makes a problem an addition (subtraction) problem? How do I know?
22 How do I know when to round?
23 What is a sufficient condition for that conclusion? What is a necessary condition of that hypothesis?
24 6.2.5 What is the relationship between the structure and function of arteries, capillaries and veins? (How does the human body transport materials?)
25 How does the body maintain homeostasis?