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Tackling Text Think-Aloud
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Theory Into Practice Poster
CCSS Content Standards
Critically Evaluating Online Information
Digital Reading Scaffolds
English Language Learners
Foreign Language Teachers
Extended Antic. Guide
Found Poem Texts
Getting Their Attention
Textbook Analysis Summaries
Videos of Instruction
448 Conference 2015
Articles for Conference Proposals
Dr. Beach Resources
Ipads in Classrooms
Multimedia Project Tools
Web 2.0 Tools
Diverse Text Sets
448 Archives 1
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448 Slides 2012
448 Conference 2013
448 Conference 2014
Taiwan 2008 Visit
448 Archives 1
EDC448 Additional Readings
From here, you can access an electronic version of your readings or activity sheets for our class assignments.
Day 1: EDC 448 Student Information Sheet/Interest Inventory
Please print out and complete before our 2nd class.
EDC 448 Interest Inventory.doc
Day 2: Research Based Reading Comprehension Instruction
Homework Readings and Reading Guide: due Thursday Jan 26
#1. Robb, L. (1993).
Rethinking content area reading
. Chapter 1 in Teaching reading in social studies, science, and math (pp. 9-30). New York, NY: Scholastic.
Kajder Chapter 2 (scanned in until everyone gets the book from the bookstore)
Frontline Video at
(View the Chapter 2 video from 7:25-12:35 - once the video has loaded, you can scroll to 7:25 on the timing indicator at the bottom of the screen)
Reading Guide #1 (download from
Optional further reading:
A New Essential Curriculum for A New Time
(Heidi Hayes Jacobs) - Chapter 1 of her book Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World
College Readiness: Learning Collaboratively
(Ben Johnson, Edutopia) - How do you prepare your students to learn collaboratively?
Comprehension Strategy Self-Assessment Assignment
: (this will be explained on Thursday) Due Tuesday Jan 31
If you'd prefer to type your comments/reflections into the chart, you can download a digital version of the assignment here
Day 3: Asking Questions
#2. Tovani, C. (2000).
What do you wonder?
In C. Tovani. I read it, but I don’t get it: Comprehension strategies for adolescent readers. Portland, ME: Stenhouse
#3. Adler, C. R. (2004).
Seven strategies to teach students text comprehension.
From Adolescent Literacy Website.
Buehl Readings (52, 157) on Questioning (for those who do not have the text yet)
Buehl Readings Day 2.pdf
OPTIONAL Related Readings:
Jim Burke's podcasts
that describe how big questions engage and motivate students who have grown up digitally
Ciardello (2003). "To wander and wonder": Pathways to literacy and inquiry through question-findings. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 47(3), 228-239.
Ciardello 2003 Wander & Wonder.pdf
Using the SQ3R Strategy to Read a Textbook
(Ed Leadership video from Middle School History Class)
Online Questioning Tools for Students (you might use for "coding challenging text" you find on the Internet)
Talking About Online Reading As Thinking:
Two think-aloud lessons from Coiro (2011) Theory Into Practice article
448 Think-Aloud TIP Article.docx
Whole Theory Into Practice article (if interested)
Coiro 2011 TIP Reading as Thinking.pdf
Tackling the Text Assignment Directions:
Tackling the Text Directions and Template
for your think-aloud lesson
Tackling the Text Template 2011.doc
** Click here
to review the Rhode Island or national standards in your curriculum area for your Tackling the Text assignment
Download the newly adopted Core Curriculum Standards (2010) to review reading and writing standards related to your discipline (Reading standards for literature or informational texts; Speaking and Listening Standards; Reading standards for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects)
DAY 4: Metacognitive Conversations
#4. Lapp, D., Fisher, D., & Grant, M. (2008). “You can read this text – I’’ll show you how”: Interactive comprehension instruction.
Journal of Adolescent Literacy, 51
Lapp Fisher & Grant Thinkaloud.pdf
#4A. Abillock, D.
A Think-Aloud Model to Reading Online.
(a short demonstration video)
Additional readings/examples for those who are interested...
Text Graffiti (video): Previewing Challenging Topics
(Watch this 5 minute Teaching Channel.org video to get a sense of how this 8th grade teacher adapts "Tackling the Text" type assignments to involve students in engaging with and marking up the text
Analyzing Literature Critically Using the SIFT Method
(Watch this 5 minute Teaching Channel.org video to get a sense of how this 8th grade teacher scaffolds students in applying active reading strategies to analyze poetry beyond the plot to examine symbolism, imagery, figurate language, and tone/theme.
Teachers reflections about Asking Students to point out Clicks and Clunks while reading challenging texts
Think-aloud in Calculus: Definite Integral with Substitution
(from Khan Academy video collection - note how he uses the idea of using your intuition before just "plug and chug" and how he provides an alternative way to solve as well)
Scribing with Tablet PC's
as a great adaptation of think-alouds in math classes (Harless, 2011)
[Even without the technology aspect, note the power of reflection, problem solving, and class discussion as aspects of effective instruction]
Using Interactive Whiteboards
for Thinking-Aloud with text
Asking Good Questions and Fostering Peer Discussions promotes calculus achievement
Miller et al Good Questions and Calculus.pdf
: Learn and teach anything including
#5. Block, C.C. & Israel, S. E. (2004). The ABCs of performing highly effective think-alouds.
The Reading Teacher, 58
DAY 5: Structuring a Content-Area Reading/Thinking Lesson
Homework to read before class:
Doug Beuhl's Chapter 2: Frontloading
Beuhl Ch. 2.pdf
Extended Text Discussions
for Blog Post #2 Assignment
#6A. (YouTube Video)
Using Interactive Whiteboards to Model Reading Comprehension Strategies
(e.g., "Talking to the Text")
Reading Apprenticeship in Action
: select either the Chemistry Class or the U.S. History class to observe how two high school teachers embed Reading Apprenticeship practices into their teaching.
DAY 5: Diverse Text Assignment (Related Reading)
#7. Robb, L. (2002). Multiple texts: Multiple opportunities for teaching and learning.
Voices from the Middle, 9
Robb 2002 Multiple Texts.pdf
DAY 6: Reading Reports on Adolescent Literacy
Reports on Adolescent Literacy:
to view the selected readings for the Jigsaw Activity
If you are interested, here is Dr. Coiro's summary of the six reports
Research Principles Summary Handout.doc
DAY 7: Feb 14. Getting Their Attention with Anticipation Guides and Picture Books in Your Content Area
HOMEWORK READINGS TO COMPLETE BEFORE CLASS:
#9. Billman, L. (2002). Aren't these books for little kids?
Billman Picture Books.pdf
#9A (FOR MATH TEACHERS) Smyth, T. S. & Waid, B. (2010). Integrating literature in math: A novel idea. Mathematics Teacher. 104(2). 113-119.
Integrating Literature in Math_MTsept2010.pdf
Worksheet example from article:
Int Lit worksheets.doc
OPTIONAL RELATED READINGS:
Coiro, J. (2002) Electronic Anticipation Guides
Hibling (2003) A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words: Using Visual Images to Improve Comprehension for Middle School Struggling Readers. Reading Teacher, 56, 8.
Hibling 2003 Picture Worth Thousand Words Visualizing.pdf
Albright, L. (2002). Bringing Ice Maiden to Life: Engaging Adolescents Through Learning in Picture Read-Alouds in Content Areas. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45(5), 418-428.
Albright 2002 picture books.pdf
Dreher, S. (2003). Reading Aloud in A High School English Classroom. The English Journal, 93(1), 50-53.
Dreher 2003 Read Aloud English.pdf
Connor, J (2003). "The textbooks never said anything!" Adolescents respond to The Middle Passage/White Ships, Black Cargo.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 240-246.
JAAL Picture Books.pdf
HOMEWORK: Voicethread Assignment
for "Blog Post #3"
If you are interested, some completed Voicethread examples:
Language Arts with Preschoolers: Getting a Haircut
(Gr. K-2 potential) -- VoiceThread
Math: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions in Word Problems
(Grade 4) -- VoiceThread
Science Lab Experiment
(High School) -- VoiceThread
VoiceThread Education Wiki
- Explore the left menu to view LOTS of examples at each grade level.
Using Voicethreads for Interactive Projects
Using Voicethread as a tool for Language Learning
DAY 8: Feb 16. Getting Their Attention Part 2: Picture Books and Interactive Websites
Homework To Complete Before Class:
Read Doug Beuhl's Chapter 4 (7 pages): Consolidating Understanding with Fact Pyramids (the hierarchy of knowledge)
Wood, K. D., Lapp, D., Flood, J., & Taylor, D. B. (2008).
Extended anticipation guide: Guiding readers through text: Strategy guides for new times
. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Wood Ext Antic Guide.pdf
and post your reflections on the wiki by selecting the "click here" link after each content area heading 1. Explore
at least TWO websites
in your content area. Try to explore websites that are different than the other people in your content area group.
2. Use the wikispace to take notes on how you might use these resources to ACTIVATE, ASSESS, or BUILD students prerequisite knowledge about a specific topic.
Explore content area picture books and websites and reflect on the
Getting Their Attention Google Docs
David Coleman's Literacy Discussion of Common Core State Standards: listen to controversial ideas in this
Unleashing Technology to Individualize Learning -
Series of videos
from Education Week
DAY 9: Feb 21 Building and Connecting Prior Knowledge with Extended Anticipation Guides
Homework to Complete Before Class
#10.Graseck, S. (2009). Teaching with controversy. Educational Leadership, 67, 45-49.
Draft extended anticipation guide statements
for YOUR guide and YOUR PARTNER's guide and locate a relevant website for each guide. Bring to class and be prepared to work with your partner to select the best statements. You can use the Ning to copy/paste the website addresses if it's easier to share with your partner this way - that's up to you.
: Work with your partner to select the best statements for both of your anticipation guides and then incorporate websites to extend your guide.
OPTIONAL RESOURCES (Other ideas for thinking about your Extended Anticipation Guide):
Electronic Anticipation Guide Example
My Side of the Mountain
(created by Dr. Coiro)
Accessing Background Knowledge in the ELL Classroom
: 5 Tips from Adlit.org
Silent Tea Party: Pre-Reading/Anticipating for Challenging Texts
(Watch this 5 minute TeachingChannel.org video to see how this 10th grade ELA teacher scaffolds readers to anticipate, analyze, and think deeply about the main character they will read about in Catcher in the Rye)
Math and Foreign Language teachers
especially might use ideas from a similar Reaction Review Guide (just one page) to engage students in responding and reacting to statements after reading and/or learning about new concepts.
might also use these for your lesson plans (as shown in class from the Math teacher on the video)
Know, Not Need, What problem, Strategy for solving math problems
Anticipation Guide in Math
Ant Guide Math.pdf
Examples of completed anticipation guides
from previous semesters
Other resources for reading in mathematics and advanced organizers that foster learning
Reading and Writing Mathematics Middle School Portal
from Ohio State University
Strategies to Improve Problem Solving
(K-N-W-S and SQRQCQ are especially useful for helping students understand the steps in problem solving; Three-level guide is a good choice for focusing on important facts or approaches; Word problem roulette lends itself nicely to collaboration; and Process log and RAFT)
help on how to format text
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