ERIC Number: EJ684385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 26
The ABCs of Performing Highly Effective Think-Alouds
Block, Cathy Collins; Israel, Susan E.
Reading Teacher, v58 n2 p154-167 Oct 2004
The purpose of this article is to provide teachers with examples of how to perform effective think-alouds. Twelve think-alouds are described. A rationale for their use in kindergarten through grade 5 is also included. In addition, this article was designed to provide teachers with lessons and activities to assist students in developing the ability to perform think-alouds independently, without teacher prompting. The last section of the article provides teachers with methods of assessing think-alouds.
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Thinking Skills, Elementary Education, Protocol Analysis, Cognitive Processes, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Kindergarten
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