Interactive Read-Aloud is a time for teachers to model using comprehension strategies while reading a variety of texts to the whole class. The teacher thinks-aloud to uncover what proficient readers do and show students the invisible work of comprehending texts. It is interactive as the teacher exposes her/his thinking while reading, then students do the same as their skills grow through numerous attempts to employ the various strategies. Students may be asked to stop and think, turn and talk, stop and jot, show how the character may be feeling, etc. so that all students are actively engaged throughout the text.
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