*Think Aloud

Supporting the Reading/Writing Connection

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Please respond to the following quote on **Padlet:

"School no longer is about the 'quick right answer' but about the ongoing, mental work of understanding new ideas and information." - Vygotsky (1978)

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Why make thinking visible?

Answer this question by reading and annotating the article. Think about how this practice will help you address the needs of every student, every day.

A Vehicle for Making Thinking Visible: Impromptu Speaking

Impromptu Speaking through Inquiry

Thinking Routines

Document/map your thinking and inquiry on chart paper as you participate in creating an impromptu speech.


Impromptu Topic: Group Versus Individual

Brainstorming through Chalk Talk

  • Is being unique more important than conforming to a group?
  • Are Individual sports better than team sports?
  • Is every man their own island?
  • Is individual the priority in society?


What thinking strategies did you use?

Throughout this process, continue to document your thinking on chart paper.

1. External Analysis: Inquiry

Ask open ended question to help with analyzing your topic. Conduct research to help determine the points you want to make in your speech.
Articles: Different perspectives on individual sports versus team sports

2. Internal Analysis: Structure

Determine your internal logic that best supports each of the points in your speech.

  • Cause and effect
  • Problem solution
  • Chronological order
  • Pro/con

3. Revisions to Your External and Internal Analysis Structures

Reread the draft of your speech. What revisions need to be made so that the internal support connects to the external points?

4. Introduction and Conclusion

Based on your external analysis points and internal analysis support, create your introduction and conclusion.

Possible Presentation Structure

Determine who will present which part of your speech.

  • First person: introduction
  • Second person: first section
  • Third person: second section
  • Fourth person: third section
  • First person: conclusion


Application: "Every Student, Every Day"

  • Gallery Walk
  • Implementation

Optional: Join the conversation!! :)

Respond to one of the following quotes:


  • "Students cannot name a thinking process until they can control it." - Zimmerman
  • "It takes two to read." -Lucy Calkins
  • "Every student, every day" - Dr. Gottardy
Dylan Slinger International Extemp Final 2011
Nebraska State Speech Championships-2011 Extemporaneous

Why should teachers make thinking visible?

  • How will you use this in your classroom?
  • What are the thinking routines you need to establish in your classroom?