B. Definition

Dialogic reading is a specific type of interactive reading that relies on a set of strategies called PEER (Prompt- Evaluate-Expand-Repeat) designed to create a conversation with children and help them take an active role in storytelling.

Listen to Dr. Christopher Lonigan to learn more about how dialogic reading is defined and how it is different from other shared reading approaches.

In this section, you will first learn how to select a book to read with young children. Then, you will learn how to plan and use specific practices to effectively engage young children in dialogic reading.

Video 6.3: Dr. Christopher Lonigan: Defining diaglogic reading

Dr. Christopher Lonigan, a professor of psychology at Florida State University, talks about dialogic reading and how it is different from other shared reading approaches. (running time: 1 min. 37 sec.)