Essential Questions Definition

EQ's can be described as the organizing structure of a unit plan, comparable to a chapter in a book. They are different from a topical or subject based question. The EQ is a cue to the student about what they are learning and why they are learning it. It should be written from the perspective of the student using "I", "me" and "my" language. Two to 5 essential questions are typical per 6-week unit plan. We don't want to shift EQ's for each lesson.