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					Teaching Inference



          Using Think Aloud
         November 18, 2009
         What is a Think Aloud?
• "Think-alouds" (Davey, 1983) help
  students understand the kind of thinking
  required by a specific task.
• The teacher models thinking process by
   – verbalizing thoughts
   – processing information
   – performing a learning task

http://www.tantasqua.org/superintendent/Profdevelopment/etthinkaloud
   s.html
         Why Use Think Aloud?
• Students see how the teacher
   – constructs meaning
   – engages in dialogue with the author
   – recognizes comprehension difficulty and
     selects a fix-up strategy
• Ineffective readers benefit from a skilled
  reader modeling thinking.
http://www.tantasqua.org/superintendent/Profdevelopment/etthinkal
   ouds.html
         How Does It Work?
1. Select a passage to read aloud
2. Develop plan/script/questions
3. While students read the passage silently,
   read it aloud and verbalize thoughts,
   questions, and processes.
4. Have students partner to practice "think-
   alouds.”
       What Does It Look Like?




http://int.cysd.k12.pa.us/strategies/Reading/thinkaloud.htm
     What Does It Look Like?
• Teaching inference with videos
  – http://educononline.com/2009/01/26/teaching-
    inference-with-videos/
• Watch short video together
• Watch again
  – Teacher will think aloud about connections,
    predictions, inferences
• Students will ask questions and comment
  on observations of teacher behavior
          How Many Inferences?




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV8yfpKUnmg&feature=related
Make an Inference…or two
                Your Turn
•   Work in pairs
•   Watch video
•   Discuss inferences necessary
•   Develop think-aloud script
•   Share
          For January 6, 2010
•   Choose a lesson that requires inference
•   Model inference making with think-aloud
•   Complete task sheet
•   Be ready to share and discuss on 1/6/10
              Resources
http://wvde.state.wv.us/strategybank/compre
hension.html
Examples from subject areas (from a link on
the Teach 21 site)
http://www.tantasqua.org/superintendent/Pro
fdevelopment/etthinkalouds.html
Inference Wiki
https://WHSinference.pbworks.com

				
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