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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 Expository Writing: What is my purpose for creating this document? How does that purpose influence what I write and how I write it?
2 Writing Process: How can I use the writing process to become a better writer?
3 Writing/Planning: How can I best organize the information and ideas I have?
4 Civics: How can we best balance the goal of individual liberty with the need for national security?
5 What should I do if they don't understand me? What should I do when I don't understand them?
6 Do they understand me? How can I tell?
7 How can I - with a limited vocabulary and grammatical background -effectively explain ideas in writing so that native speakers can comprehend my messages?
8 What can I understand about the author through his/her decisions as a writer?
9 On balance, how effective is it? Why am I writing this? For whom? How can I make my writing better?
10 How does culture affect people?
11 How does all this information (research) fit together? What should I use? What should I not use? Why?
12 What do all dreams have in common? How can they differ?
13 Why do authors make decisions they make about characters' relationships with each other?
14 How do I approach creating my autobiography through art and how can I use what I already know about powerful reading, listening, writing, and speaking to facilitate the process?
15 What kinds of questions will bring me people's undivided attention?
16 When do I estimate? What makes an estimate a good estimate?
17 What story does the graph tell?
18 How would my life be different if I could not measure time?
19 How can I use mathematical language to describe this situation?
20 How and why does algebra extend the meaning of number (from that of counting numbers to other number systems)?
21 What's the pattern/ relationship here? How can this best be represented mathematically?
22 What is most likely to happen next? How sure am I that it will?
23 Why assume anything? What are my assumptions? How do they influence my actions and conclusions?
24 EQ1: How does math make me financially savvy?
25 Unit EQ1: How should we organize ourselves as a society?