Interactive Think-Aloud Lessons
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5
Teachers today can't seem to gather enough comprehension ideas to meet the demands of the testing and the standards. In her new book, Interactive Think-Aloud Lessons: 25 Surefire Ways to Engage Students and Improve Comprehension, staff developer and author Lori Oczkus describes her techniques to not only improve and deepen comprehension for all students, but also to help teachers rediscover the joy and fun of teaching.
Teacher and staff developer Lori Oczkus describes her approach to using interactive think-aloud techniques to engage students in learning and applying effective reading comprehension strategies.
Staff developer and author Lori Oczkus describes how teachers can help students develop and apply the Super Six comprehension strategies: making connections, predicting and inferring, self-questioning, monitoring and clarifying, summarizing and synthesizing, and evaluating.
Using the reading comprehension strategy of questioning, students practice generating quality questions that they'd like to ask the author if they could meet him or her.
Help your students develop summarization skills by learning to determine what is important and how to summarize in a logical order.