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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 How is this language like English? How is it different?
2 What can I learn about my own language and culture from the study of others?
3 How do proficient speakers negotiate meaning?
4 How am I shaped by my world?
5 How can I use my understanding of the structure and the rules of English to communicate more effectively?
6 How do I show who I am to others? How can I reveal my skills and talents to others? How can I reveal my imagination to others? Should I show my vulnerabilities to others? If so, how?
7 How does the life of an author help me to understand the works written by that author more deeply?
8 What is a well-written biography?
9 How can writing a biography about my personal hero lead me to more powerful writing?
10 What roles do passion, tone, and voice play in my reading, writing, listening, and speaking?
11 How can I speak with more confidence and conviction during any conversations I have with someone about books, movies, plays, etc.?
12 Do irrational numbers exist in the real world? Are irrational numbers important in the real world?
13 How can this situation be represented by a model? What are all the things that could happen?
14 How can this be represented mathematically? What are the unknowns? What are the relationships?
15 How will the knowledge of multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals help me to understand the events of the space race?
16 How does math shape my opinions and enjoyment of different television shows
17 How do operations with polynomials relate to the problem I want to solve?
18 How can I describe this relationship so you know what I mean?
19 Which measurement units and tools are best for a given situation? How do we know if a measurement makes sense?
20 What is the relationship between division and multiplication? Division and subtraction?
21 What is always true, and what is only true because of the conditions?
22 Should I estimate here, or should I get an exact answer?
23 How does energy move through ecosystems?
24 How can populations be described?
25 EQ1: What constitutes a good probability?