Proficient readers ask themselves questions about a text. Asking and answering questions like "what's important here?" and "who's speaking now?" helps readers interact with the text and engage prior knowledge. They are also addressing state standards related to key ideas and details and the integration of knowledge and ideas. Teach struggling readers' how to engage in self-questioning to increase engagement and comprehension. Use hypertext and collaborative documents to support your students' experimentation with this approach.

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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.