Module 6: Dialogic Reading Practices

Learning Objectives

  • Describe effective dialogic reading practices for use with young children in early care and education settings.
  • Use a decision-making process to help integrate various sources of evidence and determine whether dialogic reading will be beneficial for enhancing the language and literacy skills of young children in a particular context.

Module Dashboard

Select a step from the 5-Step Learning Cycle to view the description.

In Step 1 you will hear and read about a perspective on a practice dilemma.  The dilemma is about a teacher who wants to maximize the benefits of storybook reading for the children in her class.

In Step 2 you will turn the dilemma about enhancing storybook reading into an answerable question to help guide the search for evidence on the effectiveness of dialogic reading.

In Step 3 you will consider the following key sources of general evidence about dialogic reading practices. First you will learn about the research related to dialogic reading. Then dialogic reading will be defined and further explained with examples and activities. Last, you will learn about policy guidelines and experience-based knowledge related to early language and literacy development.

In Step 4 you will integrate sources of evidence, different perspectives and contexts unique to the dilemma in Step 1 to make an informed decision.

In Step 5 you will consider ways to evaluate the plan for using dialogic reading practices that resulted from the decision-making process.