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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 Writing Process: How can I use the writing process to become a better writer?
2 Writing/Editing: Have I used the conventions of English well, to help my reader understand my ideas?
3 Writing/Publishing: When is my writing ready for its audience? How can I tell?
4 How can I use my existing communication skills to learn a new language? What new communication skills must I develop?
5 How can an individual's experience reflect the struggle of an entire group or nation? How does the struggle change when it is personal?
6 What makes a good story (play, poem, informational text?) Why choose to write in one genre rather than any other?
7 How can I hold up my end of any conversation I have about literature?
8 Should who I am change when I am with different people? Why or why not?
9 How do authors make their writing interesting? How can I?
10 How can I help people understand the stories I have to share?
11 How and why do biographers choose the people they write about?
12 How does poetry help us identify the character traits, common passions (such as patriotism), experiences, and perspective of the key people behind historical events?
13 When do I estimate? What makes an estimate a good estimate?
14 How many are there? How do I know?
15 3. How can I present this data? Which way is best?
16 What happens when solutions are not "real"?
17 What skills do I need to develop? Why are they important?
18 How can I express this number in a different way that is more useful to me?
19 Which strategy is appropriate to solve this problem?
20 What is the underlying mathematical relationship for a real-world situation? Is it exponential? Logarithmic? How can I tell?
21 To what extent does the cutting an object in different places affect the way its cross section looks? Does it matter here?
22 6.6.2, 6.6.4 What is the role of hormones in the male and female reproductive systems?
23 EQ1: Should I divide? Which division model or strategy should I use? How do I know?
24 OAEQ1: What do I need to find out in order to understand this problem/event?
25 EQ1: What conditions are necessary for political and/or social change to occur? (How does change happen?)