Interactive & Dialogic Reading

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

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Interactive and Dialogic Reading in Preschool

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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...

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Overview

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Implementing Dialogic Reading

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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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Expert Interview

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Partnering With a Coach to Improve Instruction

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > See How It Works

Listen to a coach and teacher discuss how they formed a partnership, the coaching conversations that were most helpful, and the ways they worked together to differentiate instruction for bilingual...

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School Example

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Training Coaches/Mentors to Work With Teachers

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > See How It Works

Listen to a director explain what mentors need to know about modeling, helping teachers develop lesson plans, and providing feedback. As you listen, look at the Mentor Log: Planning On-Site...

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Helping Teachers Learn New Practice

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A preschool director describes how mentors form reciprocal relationships with teachers; employ observational and assessment data to engage teachers in developing action plans; and use videos to...

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School Example

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Developing a Coaching Program

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > See How It Works

On-site coaching programs are effective in helping teachers implement and sustain good practice. Watch a preschool director and literacy facilitator talk about what coaches need to know and do to...

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School Example

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Selecting Books for Interactive Reading

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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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School Example

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Vocabulary Teaching Planner for Books

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > See How It Works

Consider using this planner as a resource to help teachers plan how they will highlight and explicitly teach vocabulary words they have selected from a story. Related Files: Tempe Early...

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Sample Material

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Daily Lesson Plan for Four-Year-Olds

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > See How It Works

This daily lesson plan format emphasizes activity planning based on instructional objectives, program standards, and desired learning outcomes and includes an example of interactive reading...

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Sample Material

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Preparing a Dialogic Reading Lesson

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > See How It Works

Use this dialogic reading planning tool to help teachers develop questions and prompts for repeated readings of a storybook using the framework described in A Three-Level Framework for Dialogic...

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Sample Material

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Mentor Log: Planning On-Site Training With Teachers

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > See How It Works

View the log that Tempe uses to help mentors work with preschool teachers to reflect on the results of classroom observations. The project director discusses this method in Training Coaches/Mentors...

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Sample Material

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Observation Checklists: Monitoring Development

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > See How It Works

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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