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Saturday, September 12 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Using Think-Alouds to Apprentice our Students to Become Active, Critical Readers

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In today's world, students need to learn how to be active readers that critically think about texts. In this presentation, we will present an instructional process for thinking aloud with students in literacy experiences, including gradual release of responsibility and quality components that should be included in teachers' explicit modeling. We will provide booktalks and lesson plan ideas for both picture books and novels, that could be used for read-alouds or small group instruction. Walk away with literature lists and activities that can immediately be put into place in your classroom to encourage your students to be more active, critical thinkers.

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Dr. Sharon Pratt

Associate Professor of Elementary and Literacy Education, Indiana University Northwest
Sharon Pratt taught reading, writing, and math as a Title I teacher in Iowa for 11 years. At Indiana University Northwest, she enjoys preparing and mentoring both pre-service and in-service teachers in literacy instructional methods. Some of her passions include children’s literature... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
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