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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: Do I have a clear and well developed thesis in my writing, or is it mostly a list of information and opinions?
2 Writing/Publishing: What is the best form or medium in which to share this writing?
3 Geography: How do we avoid stereotyping the people of a region?
4 Economics: What is it worth? To whom? How value determined?
5 Economics: Why can't I have everything I want?
6 Civics: Does my vote count? How much?
7 Why learn another language?
8 How can I make a visitor from another culture feel “at home” with me?
9 Who writes poetry, where do poets get their ideas, and how do they work?
10 What about me is unique?
11 Where do ideas for writing come from? How can I decide?
12 How does the use of literary devices translate into art form?
13 Why is it important and helpful to provide and solicit supporting details as a responsive speaker and listener?
14 What is the best way to describe something mathematically?
15 What story does the data tell? What conclusions can I draw from this data? How do I know?
16 How do I know which is the more nutritious between food choices?
17 How should mathematical findings be used in making decisions?
18 Are any rules or laws acting here? How can a little say a lot?
19 How can I use what I know about polynomials to solve a quadratic equation? What more do I need to know?
20 What relationships can I find here? (English and Metric system)
21 What's the pattern/ relationship here? How can a little say a lot? How can this best be represented mathematically?
22 What patterns can I find?
23 EQ1: Why do we argue? How is argument an effective and necessary tool?
24 EQ1: How do I engage my readers when writing informational texts?
25 EQ1: How does where we live affect how we live; is geography destiny?