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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 Writing/Drafting: How should I structure my story? How do the pieces of my ideas fit together?
2 Grammar: When do writers follow even the most arcane rules of grammar? When do they break those rules? To what effect?
3 Economics: How do unions affect the economy?
4 What do I do when I am stuck?
5 What patterns recur in this language? How can my understanding of those patterns help me become a better speaker/writer and listener/reader?
6 What was the writer hoping to accomplish by using these words?
7 What impact do my decisions today have on tomorrow?
8 What determines our values?
9 How does effective use of structure (setting, plot, characters, obstacles/helps, climax, ending) impact me as a reader/listener and writer/speaker of stories?
10 How can I better use precise language, literary elements, and literary devices to engage my audience?
11 How does poetry help us identify the character traits, common passions (such as patriotism), experiences, and perspective of the key people behind historical events?
12 What's the best way to count this? How do I know?
13 How do relationships among lines affect relationships among angles?
14 How does thinking about patterns help make generalizations which can apply to other things?
15 How can I show what I am thinking?
16 How can I best explain my thinking to someone else?
17 How do we communicate about numbers to one another?
18 What is the best way to proceed when solving a linear inequality in one variable? An equation or inequality that includes absolute value?
19 How can I use my understanding of lines to solve systems of equations? What more do I need to know?
20 How can I describe this relationship so you know what I mean?
21 How do you know when a measurement is accurate enough? How do we make adjustments to or account for inherent accuracies or errors in measurement?
22 What, if anything, is the difference between mathematical truth and real-world truth? In what ways is math "real" and in what ways is it an idea?
23 How are angles/lines/shapes related?
24 What are my assumptions? How do they affect my actions and conclusions?
25 EQ2: How do economists explain human migration?