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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 writing my personal narrative help me better understand myself?
2 Vocabulary: When should I use a simple word? When should I use a more complex word?
3 Economics: Are business owners and workers fundamentally at odds in a capitalist economy?
4 Why did the writer choose these words and rhetorical structures?
5 How can adversities, challenges, or obstacles influence who a person is?
6 How can I read like a writer and write like a reader?
7 What do good readers and writers do?
8 What clues does this text hold that can help me understand what it means and why it was written?
9 Is this an effective piece of text? Why or why not?
10 What does it mean to be responsible?
11 Where do I fit in the picture?
12 How will leaving my comfort zone as a reader, writer, listener, and speaker lead to a more interesting and attractive "me"?
13 I have calculators and computers, what will I need to know math for when I start a career?
14 3. How many are there?
15 What does this algebraic statement mean? What does the answer mean?
16 What is the best way to represent this (a particular relationship)?
17 How can I use what I know to help me work with polynomials? What new skills do I need to develop?
18 Which tool is best for this much time?
19 How can I classify this shape? What's most important here?
20 What does solve really mean? How can I justify this solution?
21 Is this a situation where I should add or subtract? How do I know?
22 What are civil rights? Who decides?
23 To what extent can emotions be truth?
24 EQ1: Does talent come naturally or is it learned?
25 EQ1: How and why does our definition and view of freedom change over time?