This is my first year and I have what can be considered to be a "Challenging" class. All are low academically, the highest score being a 75% to 77% on the Language Arts benchmark test. They are good word callers but have little comprehension of what they "read." They had an "Essential Question" that had to be answered before they could leave for recess. They were to answer a question with a complete sentence, pulling information from the text. Many were unable to do so within 10 minutes - even with clues regarding where on the page they should look. Several of them just sit there hoping that the answer will be fed to them. Notes are going home tomorrow regarding test results and behavior to be signed by their parent(s) or custodial adult(s) and returned. Question: How can you get kids to think when their main concern is getting through what they consider to be an annoyance?