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Resources for Think-Alouds
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
There is growing practical research and implementation ideas for using think-alouds. The following resources, many available in the Teacher Store, can help you implement these strategies into your reading instruction.
- The most comprehensive and on-point book of this nature is
Improving Comprehension With Think-Aloud Strategies by Jeff Wilhelm (Scholastic, 2001).
- The most comprehensive and on-point book for teaching reading strategies through drama/action techniques is Action Strategies for Deepening Comprehension by Jeff Wilhelm (Scholastic, 2002).
- You Gotta BE the Book: Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading With Adolescents, by Jeff Wilhelm (Teachers College Press, 1997), describes how think-alouds can be used as a teacher research and assessment technique that helps teachers, and how think-alouds can be used to teach readers.
Other books that make intelligent use of think-aloud strategies, among various other strategies, are:
- Teaching Reading in Middle School (Robb, Scholastic, 2000)
- Reading for Understanding (Shoenbach, Greenleaf, Cziko and Hurwitz, Jossey Bass, 1999)
- When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do (Beers, 2003, Heinemann)
- Strategies That Work (Harvey and Goudvis, Stenhouse, 2000).
Skill Building Books
- Short Reading Passages & Graphic Organizers to Build Comprehension (Grades 2–3)
- Short Reading Passages & Graphic Organizers to Build Comprehension (Grades 6–8)
- Short Reading Passages & Graphic Organizers to Build Comprehension (Grades 4–5)
- 24 Nonfiction Passages for Test Practice (Grades 4–5)
- 24 Nonfiction Passages for Test Practice (Grades 6–8)
- Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension and Fluency (Grades 3–6)
Student Books Sets