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Teacher Modeling Academic Task
Teacher modeling includes explicit instruction on how to complete a task. When tasks are modeled, students learn by multi-sensory observation. Students observe the teacher thinking aloud (Think Aloud) while attempting to complete the skills required to complete the task.
A think aloud is an interactive process in which the teacher shares her internal cognitive thinking process aloud as a way to support and scaffold various reading comprehension strategies such as summarizing, retelling, asking questions and making connections (e.g. text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-world). As the teacher is reading a text aloud,