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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 Geography: How do we avoid stereotyping the people of a region?
2 How can honest researchers synthesize information from their sources?
3 What is the author saying? How do I know? How do I read between the lines?
4 How do biographers differ from other non-fiction writers?
5 How does poetry help us identify the character traits, common passions (such as patriotism), experiences, and perspective of the key people behind historical events?
6 I have calculators and computers, what will I need to know math for when I start a career?
7 How do I know when to count, when to estimate, when to round?
8 How can a number keep me healthy?
9 3. How can I present this data? Which way is best?
10 How will the knowledge of multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals help me to understand the events of the space race?
11 What does this data tell me? How do I know?
12 When would I prefer one algebraic representation of a line over another? Is there always only one best option?
13 How can I use my understanding of lines to solve systems of equations? What more do I need to know?
14 How do I compare equalities and inequalities? Can I apply what I know about one to help me work with the other?
15 Does the law apply here? Which one(s)?
16 What is a reasonable answer? Does my solution work out in a real-world context?
17 What determines a reasonable estimation for a given situation? How close is "close enough?"
18 What two dimensional and three dimensional shapes can I see? What of it?
19 About how much is this? How do I know?
20 Will an operation of math solve this problem? Which one? How do I know?
21 What is the best model for a relationship? Is it quadratic in nature, cubic, or something else?
22 What does it mean to be alive?
23 EQ1: How do I engage my readers when writing informational texts?
24 EQ1: How does personal experience impact our rights and responsibilities to others?
25 OAEQ2: How can I use social science concepts to understand and explain this event?