Read Aloud

Teachers read aloud to students modeling how various skills and strategies deepen comprehension of a text.  Teachers plan by reading texts ahead of time, “spying on themselves” as readers, while noting reading skills they utilized to understand the text.  Teachers select a few of the skills they used to highlight with students through structured think alouds, turn-and-talks, and stop-and-jots.  Students are learning to talk and think about books in partnerships and in whole-class-conversations.