Essential:
1 Expository Writing: Have I included the most important and most effective information in my writing in a way that helps my audience connect the pieces of what I have to say?
2 Writing/Editing: Have I used the conventions of English well, to help my reader understand my ideas?
3 Geography: How has geography affected history?
4 What can poetry tell us about a person, culture or society?
5 Where am I headed?
6 How does the search for the frontier imply a struggle?
7 What happened in this text? What is it about? How do I know?
8 How do authors make their writing interesting? How can I?
9 How does culture affect people?
10 In what forms do dreams manifest themselves?
11 What allows some individuals to take a stand against prejudice/oppression while others choose to participate in it?
12 Why do writers choose a particular genre (fiction, poetry, journal, biography, autobiography) to tell the stories of their journeys?
13 How has the author helped me to understand the story?
14 How do biographers differ from other non-fiction writers?
15 How will knowing these elements and various tools help me make better choices?
16 How does being a member of a BOOK CLUB empower me in my life as a reader, writer, listener and speaker?
17 What makes someone a phony or genuine?
18 How can I turn a burning question of mine into a meaningful, engaging poem?
19 How will experiencing literature circles this year give me more power and self-confidence as a reader, writer, listener and speaker both in and outside of the classroom?
20 How are these things related (powers and roots, standard and scientific notation, etc.)?
21 I have calculators and computers, what will I need to know math for when I start a career?
22 What kind of shape is this? How do I know?
23 How do I write the numbers between whole numbers?
24 2.4.1-2.4.8 How does the structure of the membrane allow it to perform its function as “gatekeeper?”
25 EQ3: What responsibility does the government have in creating rules about immigration?