Creating a Think-Aloud
1 Step One
Students use the comment feature in Google Docs to annotate the text as they read. This first reading is a simple interaction with the text where they make some simple connections (text to self, text to text, text to world, etc.)
2 Step Two
For the next reading, students will focus on the rhetorical strategies that we have been studying (ethos, logos, pathos; purpose, tone, diction, claim, evidence)
3 Step Three
Once they have completed this, they will use Screencastify to create a screencast of their annotation. They explain their thinking and elaborate on their annotation.
4 Step Four
Students share their screencasts with a classmate who will watch it and complete a Google Form where they identify all of the strategies that the student used and make comments about the quality of their analysis.
5 Step Five
Students see the form and then complete a reflection in Docs where they can agree or disagree with what their classmate stated. Finally students share their screencast and reflections with the teacher.