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.
For prompts used in Talking to the Text, see WestEd's Think Aloud Bookmarks and Checklists document. The document is available to RTC faculty and staff via the college's T-Drive.