References and Credits

Suggested Citation

Buysse, V., Winton, P., Rous, B., Epstein, D., & Cavanaugh, C. (2011). CONNECT Module 6: Dialogic Reading Practices [Web-based professional development curriculum]. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge. Available at


This module was funded in part by Doing What Works.

Thanks to Dr. Sharon Palsha and Kathryn Ohle, who contributed to the content, development, and implementation of the module.

We would also like to give special thanks to our experience-based knowledge experts: Pam Zornick, Samtra Devard, and Cristina Gillanders.

Many other people contributed their time, talents, expertise and valuable resources to the making of this module: 

Tenisha Williamson, the children, families and staff of FPG Child Care, Caitlin Gallingane, and the children, families and staff at Baby Gator Child Development and Research Center, University of Florida.

References and Credits

Doing What Works: Research-based Education Practices Online.

Head Start Program Performance Standards and Other Regulations. (2006). English. 45 CFR 1304.21. For complete source of information go to

What Works Clearinghouse. For a complete source of information go to:

What Works Clearinghouse Intervention: Dialogic Reading

Whitehurst, G. J., & Lonigan, C. J. (1998). Child development and emergent literacy. Child Development, 69, 848-872.


Pam Winton
Principal Investigator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Virginia Buysse
Co-Principal Investigator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Beth Rous
Co-Principal Investigator
University of Kentucky

Project Staff
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chih-Ing Lim
Project Coordinator 

Dale Epstein
Module Coordinator

Jonathan Green
Director of Electronic Communication

Cici Sidor
Instructional Technology and Media Specialist

Heidi Hollingsworth
Research Associate

Gina Harrison
Graphic Designer

Don Trull

University of Kentucky
Patricia Singleton
Instructional Design Specialist

Project Interns

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tim Wood
Graduate Research Assistant

Robert Ezekiel Hart
Research Assistant