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Unformatted text preview: Assessment of Think Aloud Teaching Think Aloud We don’t naturally think aloud when reading. But teacher use think aloud to demonstrate the cognitive strategies readers employ to understand what they read. These strategies were popularized for many teachers by the book Mosaic of Thought. Usually students are first exposed to think aloud during interactive or dialogic read aloud . First the teacher models the use of a comprehension strategy, and then the teacher prompts students to do the same. Often these same strategies are then transferred to peer-talk when students participate in partnerships , book clubs , or whole class conversations in which they share their thinking. Another opportunity for would be during small group or 1-on-1 instruction in where a student(s) is encourage to share their thinking. Students might also share their thinking in written form through Assessment of Think Aloud Any instructional activity in which students voice their thinking while or after reading gives the teacher...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course EDSE 216 at San Jose State.