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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 Personal Narrative: How can I develop a clear and consistent voice in my writing?
2 Civics: How can we best balance the goal of individual liberty with the need for national security?
3 How can I use my existing communication skills to learn a new language? What new communication skills must I develop?
4 What control do I have over the path my life takes?
5 How have American texts reflected the struggle and its effects?
6 What can I understand about the author and the text through his/her choice of language?
7 On balance, how effective is it? Why am I writing this? For whom? How can I make my writing better?
8 Why is visual literacy important?
9 How do we find out information that we don't already know?
10 What is the relationship between the reader and the writer?
11 How can I express big ideas concisely...and how is that different from simply being brief?
12 Why is it important to paraphrase what I hear as a responsive listener and speaker?
13 When do I estimate? What makes an estimate a good estimate?
14 What does this number mean? What else could mean the same thing?
15 What is the best way to describe this mathematically?
16 What rules and procedures apply here? How can I tell?
17 To what extent are our actions with numbers governed by properties? (In an operation involving multiple operations, which operation do I do first?)
18 How are powers and roots related?
19 What's the pattern/ relationship here? How can a little say a lot? How can this best be represented mathematically?
20 How much is this, compared to that?
21 Which is more accurate in finding the measurement of an object: the use of direct measurement or the use of a formula?
22 How are one-, two-, and three-dimensional measures related?
23 How can I represent this number? What happens if I break it apart (put these together)?
24 What are the causes and effects of change in biological systems?
25 What is a knowledge issue?