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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: How do my own culture, beliefs, and experiences influence the way I report the “facts”?
2 Journalism: Do we have a responsibility to report? Everything?
3 Creative Writing: Can I add details that will make the world I am creating come alive for the reader?
4 Writing/Drafting: How can I put the information I have gathered into my own words?
5 Grammar: How do experiments with grammar and style affect that quality and effect of a text?
6 Geography: How do changes in our environment lead to changes in the way we live?
7 Economics: To what extent should the government regulate the economy?
8 Civics: How can I best locate and evaluate information on the public issues that affect or interest me?
9 How do the audience and purpose affect the writer's choice of form, content, word choice, style, tone, etc.?
10 How can we balance humans' wants and the needs of the environment?
11 Is this an effective piece of text?
12 How do I select a book?
13 What strategies can I use to (better) understand this text? What are the features of this text that can help me find information and understand what I am reading?
14 What are the elements that build a strong friendship?
15 Why am I writing this? For whom? How do I get from idea to polished paper?
16 How has the author helped me to understand the story?
17 How can I better use precise language, literary elements, and literary devices to engage my audience?
18 How can a number keep me healthy?
19 How does an artist use math to create art and communicate a message to the viewer?
20 How can I use what I know to help me work with polynomials? What new skills do I need to develop?
21 What patterns can I find?
22 What is the easiest way for me to operate with these numbers? How do I know I can do that?
23 Should I estimate here, or should I get an exact answer?
24 Can what is done be undone? In the same way?
25 EQ1:What are the roles and responsibilities of government and the citizens it represents?