Dynamic and engaging read-alouds are also “think-alouds” as teachers demonstrate (and encourage and support students) on how to think critically
about a text. In think-alouds, students experience the thought processes behind engaging with and analyzing a text, and witness what “thinking
about a text, “ and “thinking about thinking” in action. Students become active learners, readers, and thinkers with read-aloud, think-alouds as
their comprehension skills and understandings, their cognition and social-emotional learning and development build and reinforce each other -
all while enjoying and delighting in books.