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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 Persuasion: How can I find the right words, images, and details to make my appeal more powerful?
2 Grammar: How formal should I be here? Why?
3 Economics: What causes societies to adapt their economies or adopt new economic systems entirely?
4 Economics: How do companies, advertisers, and the media try to influence our buying decisions? How successful are they?
5 What can I learn about my own language and culture from the study of others?
6 Shouldn't everyone just speak English? What would be gained and what would be lost if everyone did?
7 How does the kind of life an author has lived help me understand the author's books more deeply? Make connections to my own life? Be a better reader?
8 What impact do humans' relationship with nature and the environment have on our society and the future?
9 How will experiencing literacy circles give me more power as a reader, writer, listener and speaker both in and outside of the classroom?
10 Why do we develop and practice habits that work against us?
11 How can I help people understand the stories I have to share?
12 What can we learn from different generations?
13 What happened in the text? What is it about? How do I know?
14 How do these ideas shape me and influence my thinking?
15 I know what happened in the text, but what does it all mean? What have I learned from it?
16 Why should I care about recognizing poetry in my life? What's in it for me?
17 How are the what, why, and how considerations unique to writing powerful poetry with a cause?
18 Can I influence how data is interpreted by the type of graph I choose? Are my opinions swayed by the type of graph I read?
19 How can a number help me to improve my education?
20 How does math shape my opinions and enjoyment of different television shows
21 How will I use Math in everyday life?
22 What is the best way to represent the "whole?" How is the realtionship between the parts maintained?
23 How do scientists around the world communicate their findings to each other if they do not speak the same language?
24 How does matter move through ecosystems?
25 OAEQ1: What am I trying to say? How can I best express my thoughts? Why/for whom am I saying this?