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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 …

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# Essential Question
1 Persuasion: What will it take to convince this audience, given this topic?
2 Geography: How do we avoid stereotyping the people of a region?
3 Economics: Why can't I have everything I want?
4 Civics: How can we best balance the goal of individual liberty with the need for national security?
5 How can I use the words and structures I know to express the ideas that I have?
6 How do the audience and purpose affect the writer's choice of form, content, word choice, style, tone, etc.?
7 Who are my real friends? How do I know? What does it mean to be a friend?
8 What happened in the text? What is it about? How do I know?
9 How can I make a difference in others' lives through powerful story telling?
10 What do BOOK CLUBS look, sound, and feel like?
11 How can I respond to art - whether I like it or not - in an articulate, meaningful way?
12 What kinds of decisions must I make as a biographer, regarding structure, content, and use of language?
13 How does poetry help us identify the character traits, common passions (such as patriotism), experiences, and perspective of the key people behind historical events?
14 What is behind a poet's choice of content, language, and style?
15 How do these things relate to one another and to what I already know?
16 How can I create a line of length square root of 2, when the number itself can only be approximated?
17 What do I know? What do I need to know? How can I find it?
18 How does a pattern extend?
19 What does this data tell me? How do I know?
20 How can I use my understanding of lines to solve systems of equations? What more do I need to know?
21 What should be measured and compared in order to solve this problem?
22 When is a situation a proportional situation?
23 When is estimation useful? What determines a reasonable estimation for a given situation?
24 What changes? What stays the same? How can I describe it?
25 How do I write the numbers between whole numbers?