A Think-Aloud is a reading activity designed to help students develop the thinking skills necessary to have good textual comprehension. It is fairly simple: an individual reads aloud, stopping to say aloud any things she might have about the text. We use the “Effective Readers’ Skills” material to provide prompts, and the teacher always begins the session by modeling the strategy for the students.

There is also a post-engagement self-assessment.


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