Use a tap-it light to show think alouds during your read alouds. Tap the light "on" when you stop reading and discuss what the text makes you think. Helps students to "see" the difference between you're reading and you're asking questions about the text
First Grade Fabulous Fish: Where I teach . What I love about my room! Think Aloud Anchor Chart(Step Class Anchor Charts)
Students learn components of think-alouds and type-of-text interactions through teacher modeling. In the process, students develop the ability to use think-alouds to aid in reading comprehension tasks.
UNDERSTANDING: In chapter 7 of this resource, I learned about using Think-Aloud strategies to model effective reading comprehension strategies. In addition to the "thinking question starters" (helpfully organized by skill) I also benefited from reading about effectively structuring the reading think aloud, such as thinking aloud for the first 1/4-1/3 of the book then allowing the students to share their own thoughts during the rest of the book.
Use these prediction sheets on the first day you introduce a story. Put them in a Prediction Pail. Toward the end of the week read them to see how close students predictions were to the story for the week.