Teacher models for students how to scan a text using a document camera or overhead projector. While scanning titles, subtitles, visuals, and other aids, the teacher thinks out loud so that students can hear how new information shapes a reader’s predictions.
The Explicit Instruction Model
Using explicit instruction, teacher models the thought process a reader may undertake to obtain meaning from a text. The Think Aloud process should be a first step toward student independent reading. First, you show them how it should look (Think Aloud), then you guide them through the practice, then they work on it in pairs or small groups, and finally they find meaning in texts on their own.