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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 Vocabulary: When should I use a simple word? When should I use a more complex word?
2 Economics: How do individuals and producers make choices about the use of limited resources?
3 Why did the writer choose these words and rhetorical structures?
4 How can modern civilization and the environment exist harmoniously? Why should they?
5 What do literature circles look, sound, and feel like?
6 How will experiencing literacy circles give me more power as a reader, writer, listener and speaker both in and outside of the classroom?
7 How can I help people understand the stories I have to share?
8 What do all dreams have in common? How can they differ?
9 What does it mean to be responsible?
10 What is the purpose for research?
11 What are our personal freedoms?
12 Is this a fact or an opinion? How can I tell? What difference does it make?
13 What does this text really mean? How can I figure that out?
14 How can I think beyond the facts to capture and convey the message of what I am reading and writing?
15 How can writing a biography about my personal hero lead me to more powerful writing?
16 How does being a member of a BOOK CLUB empower me in my life as a reader, writer, listener and speaker?
17 How can I express this number in different ways? (for addition/subtraction facts)
18 What can a number (or digit) represent? What does this number represent here? (place value)
19 Which rules still apply, which must be revised in light of this new development (shape, strategy, context, etc.)?
20 When should I use an equation? A graph? A table? How do I know?
21 Is this a good time to use fractions? How can I tell?
22 Will an operation of math solve this problem? Which one? How do I know?
23 How are the surface area and the volume of an object related? To what extent can I predict one from the other?
24 What is evolution?
25 How does language influence what we know and how we know it?