CONTENT AREA LITERACY STRATEGIES

Math and Social Studies

THINK ALOUD

 

RESOURCES ON THE WEB

A website that actually shows using the Think Aloud strategy.

Teachers need to use the projector hooked up to their computer and then it is a very good demonstration.  This is a great link that shows the depth of the Think Aloud strategy.

Think Aloud Process and Description

Think Aloud is a self-analysis strategy that provides a means for students to identify the types of thought processes/strategies they experience during reading. Equally important, this process reveals the strategies that are not a part of the reader's experience.

Math Think-Alouds

This site provides a sample procedure for using think-alouds to solve math problems.

An Example of a Think Aloud

Research on Think-Aloud Strategies
By Jeff Wilhelm
Research on the use of think-alouds is rich and varied. Find suggested resources for learning more.

What Think-Alouds Can Do for Students (PDF)

“Think-alouds ensure that the hallmarks of engaged reading don’t remain a big secret to a single child in our classrooms."
SOURCE: 
http://content.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/r/reading_bestpractices_comprehension_promptsthatguide.pdf

Think Aloud strategy description and plans

 "a great strategy to use to slow down the reading process and let students get a good look at how skilled readers construct meaning from a text."

This site includes steps for implementation and ideas for adaptations and differentiation.

Bookmark with Think Aloud Steps

A reproducible bookmark that includes questions, strategies, and reminders that students can refer to throughout the reading process

Thinking Aloud/Private Speech

"The more we engage our brain on multiple "levels," the more we are able to make connections and retain what we learn."

CRCSD Language Arts "Wiki"

CRCSD CAL Table of Contents