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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 Expository Writing: What information should I include? What should I leave out? Why?
3 Expository Writing: How does my understanding of my audience shape the way I organize my writing? How confident am I that I understand this audience?
4 How can I use each step in the writing process to improve my writing?
5 How does the kind of life an author has lived help me understand the author's books more deeply? Make connections to my own life? Be a better reader?
6 How can I hold up my end of any conversation I have about literature?
7 How has the author helped me to understand the text?
8 How can I be responsible for myself and others?
9 What impact do my decisions today have on tomorrow?
10 How do I find my voice?
11 How does understanding the art lead to understanding the artist?
12 Why is it important to paraphrase what I hear as a responsive listener and speaker?
13 I have calculators and computers, what will I need to know math for when I start a career?
14 How can I express this number in different ways? (for addition/subtraction facts)
15 What story does the data tell? What conclusions can I draw from this data? How do I know?
16 How will health impairment affect my food choices?
17 Which tool should I use? Which unit?
18 What is missing here? How do I find it?
19 How will I use Math in everyday life?
20 How can I best describe a real-world problem? To what extent can this situation be quantified, or expressed mathematically? Will it serve a purpose to do so?
21 About how big (how much) is this?
22 What is the best model for a relationship? Is it quadratic in nature, cubic, or something else?
23 How do scientists around the world communicate their findings to each other if they do not speak the same language?
24 6.6.2, 6.6.4 What is the role of hormones in the male and female reproductive systems?
25 Can we truly sense reality?