This is a student-friendly chart outlining how think alouds can help promote text comprehension. Each think aloud strategy contains a few prompts students can ask themselves to assist them in activating the given strategy, thus, encouraging students to share their thinking and become better readers. Strategies include previewing, accessing background knowledge, setting a purpose, predicting, visualizing, identifying new words, thinking through a confusing point, checking for understanding, using fix-up strategies, and summarizing the story. I display this chart during my small group sessions to remind students how to use these strategies while reading. PDF file.