Reading Apprenticeship at Green River College

Definition and Use

Talking to the Text

Talking to the Text (TttT) is similar to doing a Think Aloud except that Talking to the Text is initially done on an individual basis with students reading the text on their own privately. As they read, students write their comments on the text.  Some of the same questions and prompts used in Think Alouds can be used with Talking to the Text. 

After a student does a private Talking to the Text exercise, then they share their experience with others in a Pair and Share or small group.

RAT Tracks Tip Sheet - Talking to the Text