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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: What is news? What is not news? How can I tell?
2 Writing/Planning: How can I best organize the information and ideas I have?
3 What can poetry tell us about a person, culture or society?
4 Why did the writer choose these words and rhetorical structures?
5 How does a person's expectations influence the rest of his/her life?
6 What do good readers and writers do?
7 What do I want to learn? Where can I go to find information about what I want to learn?
8 Who owns ideas?
9 What skills does the reader need to understand the writer's purpose?
10 How will the answers to these questions shape my writing? How can I think this through?
11 What tools can a writer use to convey meaning? How does he/she choose?
12 Why am I writing? For whom?
13 What are the characteristics of a well-written biography?
14 How can I make a difference in others' lives and perspective through powerful, humorous personal memoirs?
15 How will I know if I have made a difference in those areas?
16 How do these things relate to one another and to what I already know?
17 What do I know? What do I need to know? How are they related?
18 Which strategy is best for this problem? How do I know?
19 What do I know? How can it help me find what's missing?
20 Which type of graph is best here? How do I know?
21 Is this true? Always? If not, under what conditions?
22 Why is the understanding of decimal place value important when reporting scientific results and reading results from other researchers?
23 How do we know that the Pythagorean Theorem works? What happens if the conditions are not met?
24 EQ2: How do I communicate someone else's ideas?
25 OAEQ3: How can I know the truth about an event or problem, either historical or modern?