What: The Self-Generated Questions (SGQs) Strategy is an evidence-based routine that teaches students to monitor their reading comprehension by stopping intermittently to ask different kinds of questions about key information in the text, determine how the information is related, and use text evidence to support their responses.
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).
How: CALI Reads participants will learn how to instruct students to use the SGQ strategy through the online training module via CALI Learns.
Who: The SGQ Training Program is available for CALI Reads Participants in fall 2019. The Training Program will be made free to the public in the spring 2020 through the CALI Reads Learning Library.
When: Fall 2019