Friday, October 12, 2007

I Love My Hair!

We are really rolling now--here is a think aloud demonstration from Lekeya Shearrill, using the book I Love My Hair. Lekeya does a great job of speaking slowly and clearly, introducing, and closing her demonstration.

"Angry" Think Aloud

Here is a creative think aloud, produced by Heather Cassidy, related to the picture book When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry... This is a nice demonstration of how to make predictions, ask questions, and create text-to-self connections (note that the entire text is not discussed, only key parts).

Thanks for sharing, Heather!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Think Aloud for Flotsam (Wordless Book)

Here is a think aloud by Monica Scarpino. Monica demonstrates how to predict, question, summarize, and clarify using the Caldecott-winning wordless book Flotsam.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Finding Important Information Think Aloud

Here is another think aloud focused on finding important information in an expository text. The book used is The Woods Scientist, by Stephen R. Swinburne. The video models strategies such as focusing on first and last sentences, re-reading for information connected to what is discussed in the first and last sentences, and re-reading to search for other possibly important information unrelated to the first and last sentences.

The video is in two parts. Here is the first part:

And here is part 2:

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Folk Tale Think Aloud

Here is a digital think aloud in three parts. The picture book discussed here is Mr. Lucky Strike, a Japanese folk tale. A variety of reading strategies are modeled, including predicting, questioning, summarizing, and making text to self connections.

Part 1:

Part 2:

and Part 3:

Predicting Think Aloud

Here is a first draft--a first effort--to create an electronic think aloud for use in elementary school classrooms. This eTHAD uses the book Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen. It focuses on asking questions and making predictions before reading, and is intended for an audience of kindergarten age students.