Spring Fling 2015 Links

McTighe and Wiggins (Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding. Alexandria: ASCD, 2013, p. 17) outline several reasons why essential questions are so powerful. They:

  • Signal that inquiry is a key goal of education.
  • Make it more likely that the unit will be intellectually engaging
  • Help to clarify and prioritize standards for teachers.
  • Provide transparency for students.
  • Encourage and model metacognition for students.
  • Provide opportunities for intra and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Support meaningful differentiation.

Essential questions allow students to connect to the content.

Humanities 9 


Novels:

Blue Gold, by Elizabeth Stewart 

Iqbal, by Francesco D’Adamo

I am a Taxi, by Deborah Ellis

Humanities 8

Novels

Crispin, by Avi

Girl in a Cage, by Jane Yolen

The Midwife’s Apprentice, by Jane Yolen

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