Page 1 of 2 What Is It? The think-aloud strategy asks students to say out loud what they are thinking about when reading, solving math problems, or simply responding to questions posed by teachers or other students. Effective teachers think out loud on a regular basis to model this process for students. In this way, they demonstrate practical ways of approaching difficult problems while bringing to the surface the complex thinking processes that underlie reading comprehension, mathematical problem solving, and other cognitively demanding tasks. Thinking out loud is an excellent way to teach how to estimate the number of people in a crowd, revise a paper for a specific audience, predict the outcome of a scientific experiment, use a key to decipher a map , access prior knowledge before reading a new passage, monitor comprehension while reading a difficult textbook, and so on.
Question Answer Relationship QAR basically defines itself. It is the relationship between questions and their answers. There are four basic types of question and answer relationships.