1) An overview of the importance of pre-reading strategies for supporting literacy within the classroom
2) A printable word document that can be adapted for your use!
What is are Think Alouds?
With this strategy, students periodically pause and speak their thoughts out loud while reading a selection orally. Their "thinking alouds" help to self-monitor thinking as they read while also improving their comprehension of the text. Through this strategy, students reinforce the important of re-reading sentences, reading ahead to clarify, and/or looking for context clues to make sense of what they read.