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1 Instructional strategy: literacy and comprehension building

2  By the end of today’s professional development, I will be able to identify and apply key characteristics of Think-Aloud strategies as evidenced by connecting video demonstrations to teaching practices through group discussions and completing a graphic organizer.

3  Students harness and monitor their thinking processes.  Students use it for comprehension building, literacy development, and test taking strategies.  Teachers model it. Students can use it in groups and individually.  Revolves around metacognition (thinking about your thinking), applying it to comprehension and problem solving.

4  Allows students to harness their “inner voice” when reading or engaging with content.  Helps students rationalize and provide evidence of how they derived a response or solution.  Think-Alouds can be applied to test taking skills, assisting in finding the best response.

5  Whenever reading textual material.  Whenever finding solutions to problems.  Whenever going through steps in a process or procedure.  Whenever attempting to find correct answers on tests.


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8  Explaining and teaching the steps of problem solving through self- reflection and review; that is, demonstrating how to say aloud the steps used in problem solving.

9  Share your ideas from your graphic organizer with your colleagues.  Share with the whole faculty.



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