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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 Writing/Drafting: How can I put the information I have gathered into my own words?
2 Grammar: How formal should I be here? Why?
3 How do I respond to literature? How might I respond differently in order to better understand and appreciate a text?
4 How does this text affect me?
5 How can I use my understanding of the structure and rules of English to communicate more effectively?
6 How did the author use transitional words and cues? How can I?
7 How can I change a habit that is not working for me?
8 Why am I writing this? For whom? How do I get from idea to polished paper?
9 How does effective use of structure (setting, plot, characters, obstacles/helps, climax, ending) impact me as a reader/listener and writer/speaker of stories?
10 Where do ideas for writing come from? How can I decide?
11 How can I strongly impact other people's thinking, feelings, and behaviors through my writing and speaking?
12 How do we make trends and predictions for the future and know that they have validity?
13 What is the best way to describe this mathematically?
14 What's the pattern/relationship here? How can this situation be represented mathematically? What are all the things that could happen?
15 What does this algebraic statement mean? What does the answer mean?
16 How do I compare equalities and inequalities? Can I apply what I know about one to help me work with the other?
17 What trends and patterns are well represented by a line?
18 Which measure (mean, median, mode, or range) should I use to make my point?
19 What does this number mean, in this situation?
20 What is the easiest way for me to operate with these numbers? How do I know I can do that?
21 What's important here?
22 Do I have sufficient information to establish mathematical relationships? Solve for what I'm looking for? Prove this?
23 What are the steps to creating an effective and thorough research paper?
24 EQ2: Does my answer make sense? What does this quotient mean? What does this remainder mean?
25 EQ2: What are the limitations of math?