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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 find the right words, images, and details to make my appeal more powerful?
2 Expository Writing: How can I make the sources of my information clear to my readers? How important is it that I do so?
3 How might learning a language open doors of opportunity?
4 How can I effectively share ideas from a text with someone else? Is there more than one way? What do I need to include?
5 How does culture impact a piece of literature?
6 How do authors use words and images to achieve the effect they desire?
7 To what extent does power or the lack of power affect individuals?
8 How can I figure out the central idea or theme of this piece of text?
9 What tools can a writer use to convey meaning? How does he/she choose?
10 How does effective use of structure (setting, plot, characters, obstacles/helps, climax, ending) impact me as a reader/listener and writer/speaker of stories?
11 As a reader and listener, how do I become better at identifying events that are life changing in others - and why should I?
12 What role do the senses play in deepening our understanding and appreciation of our country's land and history and how does poetry enhance that role?
13 Which tool is the best tool for measuring in this situation?
14 How many are there? How do I know?
15 How can this be represented mathematically? What are the unknowns? What are the relationships?
16 5. What story does this graph tell?
17 What group does this belong in?
18 Should I represent a quadratic function algebraically, graphically, verbally, or some other way? How do I decide?
19 How can I use mathematical language to describe this situation?
20 Is there an equivalent fraction that I should use here?
21 Should I add or subtract here, or something else? How do I know?
22 What is not obvious (or hidden) in this situation, that is important nonetheless?
23 How are the surface area and the volume of an object related? To what extent can I predict one from the other?
24 EQ1: Does talent come naturally or is it learned?
25 UEQ1: How do Americans balance their own individual interests against the common good?