Engage preschool children in interactive reading and dialogic reading to improve language and literacy skills.

Preschool children, ages 3 to 5, develop early reading and language skills when teachers use interactive and dialogic reading strategies. In interactive reading, children talk with the teacher about the pictures and story; dialogic reading uses a more systematic method to scaffold adult-child language interaction around storybook reading.

Teachers can help children develop language skills by engaging them before, during, and/or after reading the text through explicit interactive techniques such as asking them to point to the story title, predict what might happen next, and retell story events. Dialogic reading can be used to assess and support oral language and vocabulary development through multiple readings, during which the teacher helps the child become the storyteller by gradually using higher level questions to move the child beyond naming objects in pictures to thinking more about what is happening in the pictures, and how this relates to his own experiences.

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Observation Checklists: Monitoring Development

Observation checklists help Syracuse preschool teachers monitor children's progress in comprehension and oral language development. The comprehension skills reflect interactive strategies they use...

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Interactive Reading: A PEER Sequence Planner

Use the worksheets to prepare an interactive reading lesson. Use the types of questions and prompts that help children engage in discussion. Multiple examples illustrate how to apply the techniques...

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06/06/2014
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Required Storybook List

This list includes storybooks that lend themselves to interactive reading strategies. Tempe's principal investigator explains how to select books for interactive reading in Selecting Books for...

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06/06/2014
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Selecting Books for Interactive Reading

Selecting Books for Interactive Reading

Teachers need to know what to look for when selecting books for interactive reading. Hear an administrator describe how she trains teachers to make book selections. Review the program's Required...

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06/06/2014
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Implementing Dialogic Reading

Implementing Dialogic Reading

Dr. Lonigan discusses dialogic reading, its importance to children's learning, key features, questioning techniques, lesson planning, and teacher support. Dr. Lonigan is Associate Director of the...

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06/06/2014
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Interactive and Dialogic Reading in Preschool

Interactive and Dialogic Reading in Preschool

This overview explains interactive and dialogic reading, its importance to children's language development, and how teachers can implement this practice. It highlights the teacher's use of...

Overview
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06/06/2014
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