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1 What is an essential question? An essential question is – well, essential: –important, vital, at the heart of the matter – the essence of the issue –One meaning of “essential” involves important questions that recur throughout one’s life. –It’s the same concept as our Big Question.

2 Essential Questions from Miss Peregrine’s…  How do we find our way in a world that often works in ways that are in direct opposition to our own desires and aspirations ?  How much control do we really have ?  Is it our character that determines our fate ?  If character does determine fate, then how do we explain innocents ’ suffering ?  To what extent do we create and control our own destiny ?  To what extent are we truly free ?

3 “Essential Question” Revisited: 1.Everyone get his/her writer’s folder and find your responses to the gallery walk. 2.As a group, share the visuals and quotes that you were drawn to. 3.As a group, be prepared to answer the following question and discuss your thoughts with the class: What is THE most important, essential question for humans to ask and ponder? Why???


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