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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,
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.
Interactive Writing is a process in which the teacher leads the students through various writing forms (e.g. letter, persuasive essay, poems) by first modeling and having the students create the writing form as a whole class. The teacher models the elements that are needed in the writing form as the
Weekend News is a writing strategy in which early learners share personal “news-worthy” highlights from their weekend every Monday in order to build foundational writing skills (e.g., printing, sentence construction, narrative skills). To begin, the teacher shares a personal story from the weekend and models writing out the highlights and