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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: What will it take to convince this audience, given this topic?
2 Creative Writing: Can I add details that will make the world I am creating come alive for the reader?
3 How does my understanding about the culture of a people help me communicate with them most effectively?
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 are people transformed through their relationships with others?
6 What are the connections among these pieces of text?
7 How can I tell if a text is valid or reliable?
8 Why tell and seek personal stories?
9 How can using extended metaphors enhance my understanding and perspective on life?
10 How can technology increase my audience and opportunities for response to my writing?
11 How can measures help me describe what I see?
12 How does controlling the numbers in my health help to create a balanced lifestyle?
13 2. What conclusions can I draw from this data?
14 What comes next place in the pattern?
15 Is there a better model than a line?
16 How are right triangles used to measure indirectly?
17 What is the value of this digit (number)? To what extent does it matter?
18 Why are mathematical definitions and laws necessary?
19 To what extent can I adapt an existing formula to meet this new situation? (How can we use basic formulas to calculate the areas and perimeters of the various results of intersecting lines and circles? How can we use similar triangles? )
20 If I expand my investigation to all general cases, will my conclusions be meaningful? If I limit my investigation further to certain special cases, will my result be even more meaningful?
21 What information can I find if I cut this object open?
22 What makes a research topic good or bad?
23 What are the characteristics of good inquiry?
24 OAEQ5: Is this a time to add, subtract, multiply or divide? How do I know?
25 EQ1: How does one determine what is "fair"?