Improving Comprehension with Think-Aloud Strategies: Modeling What Good Readers Do
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Today's new standards, including the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), feature actions that center on production—write, research...information, draw evidence, produce, and publish—and call for making classrooms places of productivity and creativity. Jeffrey Wilhelm shows us how your students become active readers who can effectively control and use a wide range of "think-aloud" strategies" that mirror the moves of expert readers and teach them to engage visually, emotionally, and intellectually with the text.
Wilhelm presents dozens of motivating ideas using think-alouds that energize students before, during, and after reading. This book, one title in a three-book series, is indispensable for the teacher who is working with struggling readers and writers, Limited Formal Schooling students, and English Language Learners, as it shows how to help all students access, comprehend, and converse with complex texts of all kinds.
This updated and revised edition is aligned with Common Core State Standards [with convenient CCSS icons in the margins that signal a direct link] and includes a DVD demonstrating think-aloud strategies at work in classrooms. The book also includes many illuminating samples of student work, with additional samples featured on the DVD, and provides an overview of technology developments and formative assessment strategies.
Wilhelm, Jeffrey D., "Improving Comprehension with Think-Aloud Strategies: Modeling What Good Readers Do" (2012). Faculty Authored Books. 414.