During drafting, students develop a more cohesive text, explain and elaborate their ideas, and explore a topic, guided by purpose, genre, and content area. All students benefit from using word processing and other tech tools while drafting. To build strong writing skills amongst your students across content areas, explicitly teach and model strategies. As you differentiate your ongoing assessment and feedback, use strategies to help students self-assess their writing.

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AIR Informs Episode #6: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

Remote learning requires adjustment for all students, but students with disabilities face additional challenges during the COVID-19 quarantine. In the latest episode of AIR Informs, Allison Gandhi, managing researcher and director of AIR’s special education practice area, describes some of these obstacles and shares strategies to help students make the most of this time.