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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 Personal Narrative: How can I best tell my story? Is one way more effective than another? How do I choose?
2 Writing Process: What do good writers do?
3 Writing/Revising: How can I find the words, images, and details to make my appeal more powerful?
4 How can we write and share poetry to enhance the lives of other people and elevate the world around us?
5 Why do we still care about Romeo and Juliet? (What makes a work of literature "timeless"?)
6 What was the author's intention in making these choices for his/her writing?
7 How can I change a habit that is not working for me?
8 A.What is in this text? How can I tell?
9 What clues does this text hold that can help me understand what it means and why it was written?
10 How can I pay close attention to the text features to help me better understand the sequence of events as well as how Leigh's problems evolve?
11 What can I understand about the message in this text through the writer's choice of language?
12 How can poetry provide me with a meaningful lens through which to view our country's land, people, and history?
13 How can I train my mind to listen for and provide substance in our literary conversations?
14 How are graphs related to their corresponding equations or inequalities? How can I use that?
15 When should I find an exact answer? When should I estimate? Which should I do here?
16 1. How can I describe this in numbers?
17 Are numbers real or invented? Did we find them or make them up?
18 Do data lie?
19 How much is this, compared to that?
20 What's best here, an estimate or a precise answer?
21 What does this equation tell us is equivalent? What is important about this equivalence?
22 What can be measured here? How can I measure it?
23 What are civil rights? Who decides?
24 EQ1: How do I find out what I don't know?
25 EQ1: Are we in the Anthropocene yet?