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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 …

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# Essential Question
1 How do I figure out what someone is saying, if I don't understand all the words?
2 How can I help people better understand the stories I have to share?
3 How do I fit into the big picture?
4 How did the author help me understand his purpose for writing?
5 Why do people dream? What inspires their dreams?
6 What skills does the reader need to understand the writer's purpose?
7 What are our personal freedoms?
8 What can I learn from trying to understand the values of others?
9 What does it mean to be a smart reader and listener?
10 How do certain words, phrases, and one-liners affect me as a reader and listener, and how can I use them to positively affect others?
11 What is behind a poet's choice of content, language, and style?
12 To what extent are our actions with numbers governed by properties?
13 Can I influence how data is interpreted by the type of graph I choose? Are my opinions swayed by the type of graph I read?
14 What are some ways to organize facts?
15 How much is this compared to that?
16 Which rules still apply, which must be revised in light of this new development (shape, strategy, context, etc.)?
17 Are any rules or laws acting here? How can a little say a lot?
18 How will I use Math in everyday life?
19 What can I trust to always be true? How do I know?
20 What group does this belong in? Why?
21 What has been done in this situation (problem)? How can I undo it?
22 How do trig and basic math lead to polar representations and vector concepts?
23 What is a sufficient condition for that conclusion? What is a necessary condition of that hypothesis?
24 NJ Math 4.3.C. How can we use math models to dscribe physical relationships? (What model might best relfect the relationships we observe here?)
25 How can mutations affect the phenotype of an individual?