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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 make my story interesting to others?
2 Writing/Revising: How can I find the words, images, and details to make my appeal more powerful?
3 Geography: How do we avoid stereotyping the people of a region?
4 What's the best way to translate this?
5 What should I do when my ideas are more sophisticated than my ability to communicate them?
6 Why did the writer choose these words and rhetorical structures?
7 How can I help people better understand the stories I have to share?
8 Why use technology for research?
9 How can I apply what I read to my own life and to my own writing?
10 What does it mean to be a smart reader and listener?
11 How do texts differ? How should I read different types of text? How do I choose?
12 How does poetry present itself in my everyday life and how can I recognize it?
13 What do I know? What do I need to know? How can I find it?
14 What comes next place in the pattern?
15 How can I categorize shapes and mathematical relationships in a meaningful and useful way?
16 When is an inequality the best way to represent a real-world solution? How can I tell?
17 What family of equations/graphs best represents this problem/situation? What does it tell us is equivalent? What is important about this equivalence?
18 What do I know? How can it help me find what's missing?
19 What is a minimum set of conditions for determining similarity?
20 What does it mean to be alive?
21 6.3.2 Why are antibiotics effective against bacteria but not viruses?
22 What is cell theory?
23 What are the strengths and limitations of reason as a way of knowing?
24 EQ2: What makes a story timeless?
25 EQ1: How do you determine the degree of precision required?