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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 Writing/Revising: How can I enhance the language in my writing to make it more powerful?
2 Economics: What is it worth? To whom? How value determined?
3 Civics: How do the differing opinions of citizens lead to the development of public policy? How well do those policies reflect the public interest?
4 Civics: Should the majority always rule? (Or: what responsibility does the majority have for protecting the interests of the minority?)
5 What can the structure of verb tenses in a language tell us about the culture of the people who speak it?
6 How can I best develop my ability to hear “chunks” of meaning, rather than only individual words?
7 How can I use my knowledge of the structure of language to write more effectively?
8 B.How did the author put these ideas together? Why that way?
9 What does this text have to do with me?
10 Where do researchers find what they need to know?
11 What literary devices can a poet use to extend the meaning of his/her writing?
12 How do biographers differ from other non-fiction writers?
13 How do texts differ? How should I read different types of text? How do I choose?
14 Do I read plays the same way I read narratives?
15 How do I make my money grow?
16 How much is this compared to that?
17 How does the order of operations allow us to efficiently solve problems involving real numbers?
18 How well can mathematics model observed relationships?
19 What do I know about this problem? What do I need to know?
20 Which operation should I use? How do I know?
21 What does it mean when a decimal does not have an ending number?
22 How will manipulating one measurement of an object affect its other measurements?
23 What makes a research topic good or bad?
24 OAEQ2: How might I best express my thinking so that others know precisely what I mean?
25 OAEQ2: Is this true? Is it true for all cases? How do I know?