Improving Comprehension with Think Aloud Strategies (Second Edition)
Deepen the comprehension and engagement of every student you teach with this powerful second edition of Wilhelm's ground-breaking work in helping readers learn to notice and name what they are thinking, feeling, and doing as they read. Brief, dynamic lessons, practical activities, classroom scenarios, and student work samples help you to:
• monitor comprehension;
• enhance instruction in whole-group, small-group, and one-on-one settings;
• model the reading strategies that expert readers use;
• and encourage students to engage visually, emotionally, and intellectually with texts in a variety of genres.
Includes video footage that allows you to see teachers and students in action as they use think-aloud strategies! 192 pages DVD.
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Don’t think-alouds interrupt the reading process?
Yes, but there are huge payoffs—all readers who use them develop deeper metacognitive awareness. Through think-alouds we can all share HOW we read as well as WHAT we read. This leads to improving our strategic facility and deepening textual understanding. Plus, good readers interrupt their own reading to stop, reflect, and make connections, so this is not unlike real expert reading. Think-alouds show kids what experts do—formalizing and placeholding!