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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 Creative Writing: What makes a story worth reading?
3 Writing/Drafting: How can I put the information I have gathered into my own words?
4 Civics: How can we best balance the rights of the individual with the common good?
5 How can I change a habit that is not working for me?
6 How do time period and geography affect the connotation of the word "journey" in each of these writings?
7 How can we better understand what we read through research?
8 Why should I write a memoir, and where do I begin?
9 How does being a member of a BOOK CLUB empower me in my life as a reader, writer, listener and speaker?
10 How can I express big ideas concisely...and how is that different from simply being brief?
11 Why does Jennifer Lopez need to know math?
12 What is the best way to describe something mathematically?
13 How can similarity help us solve problems? What is the difference between similarity and congruence?
14 What story does the graph tell? Which type of graph will make my point?
15 How does a number help me to run a efficient home?
16 How will the knowledge of multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals help me to understand the events of the space race?
17 What form of graph should I use here? What is the best way to get my point across?
18 What is the best way to represent this (a particular relationship)?
19 What should be measured and compared in order to solve this problem?
20 How are these lines/angles/shapes related?
21 Which type of graph is best here? How do I know?
22 Can what is done be undone? In the same way?
23 If I remove/add/move this, what will happen? If I focus my attention on certain features and ignore others, what will happen? What remains invariant when something else is changed?
24 OAEQ3: How can I know the truth about an event or problem, either historical or modern?
25 EQ1: How can we balance tradition and progress?