Fact Finders! (Video)

Shared Nonfiction Think-Aloud

When is the best time to invite students to become actively involved in think-alouds? In Fact Finders!, classroom teacher Patrick Allen demonstrates that you don't need to wait very long to make the most of your think-alouds. By engaging the students in his fourth-grade classroom, Patrick shows how they can develop their reading comprehension skills more quickly than conventional wisdom would have us believe.

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When is the best time to invite students to become actively involved in think-alouds? In Fact Finders!, classroom teacher Patrick Allen demonstrates that you don't need to wait very long to make the most of your think-alouds. By engaging the students in his fourth-grade classroom, Patrick shows how they can develop their reading comprehension skills more quickly than conventional wisdom would have us believe.

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About the Author(s)

Patrick is the youngest of ten children—five boys and five girls. "My parents were wonderful role models of literacy and learning, hard work, and humility," he says. His mother was a cook and owned a restaurant, and his father, a bricklayer by trade, helped run the restaurant and served as a "night cop" in their hometown.

Table of Contents

Shared Nonfiction Think-Aloud 0:00-34:50 (34:50)

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-5
Media: 35 minutes, 1 disc+viewing guide
Year: 2013
Item No: 0968
ISBN: 978-1-57110-968-2

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