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Think alouds


Instructional strategy: literacy and comprehension building

Daily learning target
Daily Learning Target

  • By the end of today’s professional development, I will be able to identify and apply key characteristics of Think-Aloud strategies as evidenced by connecting video demonstrations to teaching practices through group discussions and completing a graphic organizer.

What are think alouds
What are Think-Alouds?

  • Students harness and monitor their thinking processes.

  • Students use it for comprehension building, literacy development, and test taking strategies.

  • Teachers model it. Students can use it in groups and individually.

  • Revolves around metacognition (thinking about your thinking), applying it to comprehension and problem solving.

Why are think alouds effective
Why are Think-Alouds effective?

  • Allows students to harness their “inner voice” when reading or engaging with content.

  • Helps students rationalize and provide evidence of how they derived a response or solution.

  • Think-Alouds can be applied to test taking skills, assisting in finding the best response.

When can think alouds be used
When can Think-Alouds be used?

  • Whenever reading textual material.

  • Whenever finding solutions to problems.

  • Whenever going through steps in a process or procedure.

  • Whenever attempting to find correct answers on tests.

Think alouds in 4 content areas social science english science math
Think-Alouds in 4 content areas: Social Science, English, Science, & Math

Think alouds in math
Think Alouds in Math

  • Explaining and teaching the steps of problem solving through self-reflection and review; that is, demonstrating how to say aloud the steps used in problem solving.

Table talk
Table Talk

  • Share your ideas from your graphic organizer with your colleagues.

  • Share with the whole faculty.