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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: How can I convince this audience to agree with this position?
2 Persuasion: How can I find the right words, images, and details to make my appeal more powerful?
3 Grammar: How can I use my knowledge of the structure of language to write more effectively?
4 Grammar: How do the rules and conventions of written English make a reader's job easier?
5 Geography: Why do people from different regions have different patterns of speech, behavior, and belief? How fluid are these regions?
6 Geography: What do we gain from calling an area a region?
7 Do they really understand me? How can I tell?
8 How can we write and share poetry to enhance the lives of other people and elevate the world around us?
9 When is it appropriate to challenge the beliefs or values of society?
10 What techniques do authors use to convey their messages?
11 How do I know when my writing is good? How good is good enough?
12 Does my paragraph make sense to me and to my readers?
13 What strategies can I use to make my writing come alive for my reader?
14 How will learning and using the elements of persuasion and in my writing and speaking give me more power?
15 How can becoming a good seeker, reader and listener of stories improve my life?
16 What do good readers do? What do they do when they do not understand?
17 How can technology increase my audience and opportunities for response to my writing?
18 How much is this compared to that?
19 What are the defining characteristics of a type of relationship? How do we best measure and interpret them?
20 What does solve really mean? How can I justify this solution?
21 How do pictures (graphs, polynomial and rational expressions) paint a thousand words?
22 What's another way to express this amount (number)? What way is best here?
23 What is a species?
24 EQ1: What makes a story memorable?
25 EQ1: How does math make me financially savvy?