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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 Journalism: Which events should be publicized through news stories? Which should remain private? How can I make that decision?
2 Writing/Drafting: How should I structure my story? How do the pieces of my ideas fit together?
3 How can I be sure I'm being polite, when using a language I don't know well?
4 How can I use each step in the writing process to improve my writing?
5 Why did the writer choose these words and rhetorical structures?
6 How does the sharing of struggles, both personal and mutual/national, increase understanding?
7 What techniques do authors use to convey their messages?
8 How does this text affect me?
9 Should who I am change when I am with different people? Why or why not?
10 How did the author use transitional words and cues? How can I?
11 How can I be a more effective student, citizen, and friend?
12 How does all this information (research) fit together? What should I use? What should I not use? Why?
13 What does it mean to be free and why is freedom important?
14 How does TALKING ABOUT BOOKS encourage and grow ideas?
15 Are anti-heroes all we have left in the modern age? Why is the anti-hero such a popular figure - in adolescence and in modern literature (and in other arts, like music and movies)?
16 How can I express big ideas concisely...and how is that different from simply being brief?
17 How can measures help me describe what I see?
18 Is there a better approach?
19 What does this data tell me? How do I know?
20 How do I know the best way to proceed when solving a linear equation? What are my options?
21 When would I prefer one algebraic representation of a line over another? Is there always only one best option?
22 How can collections of data from statistical investigations be used to make decisions or solve problems?
23 What is the value of this digit in this number? How can I use it?
24 How can mutations affect the phenotype of an individual?
25 EQ1: Sometimes there is more than one way to express something; how do we know when one method is better than another?