Self-Generated Questions (SGQs) Strategy
Why: The SGQs strategy has been shown to be effective with middle school students in general education content classes, reading intervention classes for students who have reading disabilities, and classes for English learners (Vaughn et al., 2006). It can be used across content domains such as English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. The SGQs strategy promotes self-monitoring during reading, increases reading comprehension, text connections, and retention of important concepts and details (Vaughn et al., 2011).
Preview the SGQs demonstration videos
Purpose of Level One Questions
Level Two Questions Small Group
Introducing Level Three Questions
Level Three Modeling
Cloze Reading & Building Academic Vocabulary
Self-Generated Questions Walkthrough Tool
Use the Self-Generated Questions (SGQ) Walkthrough Tool to identify key instructional components. The tool defines 12 Instructional Look Fors classified by three categories: Lesson Design, Tools & Resources, and SGQ strategy components. The SGQ Walkthrough Tool can be used to guide SGQ lesson planning or as a tool when conducting a SGQ lesson Walkthrough. This tool is available in paper form by downloading the pdf or digitally through the digiCOACH app – free to CALI Reads participants.