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"Making the most of shared reading is the goal of this practical guide. Step-by-step strategies help any professional engage, respond to, and teach young children during storybook reading - information they can share with parents to continue the learning at home." "All of the suggested strategies in Shared Storybook Reading can be adapted for use with any storybook, and many are vividly illustrated with reading examples that adults can use to guide their own interactions with children. Filled with ready-to-use ideas, this guidebook has everything professionals need to turn the fun of shared reading into a powerful learning experience."--BOOK JACKET.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-188) and index. 1. Research and theoretical background -- 2. How effective shared reading looks and sounds -- 3. Understanding the building blocks of language development -- 4. Using shared reading to develop children's language skills -- 5. Understanding important foundation skills for emergent literacy -- 6. Using shared reading to develop children's emergent literacy skills -- 7. Suggestions and strategies for reluctant readers -- 8. Shared reading for children with special needs -- 9. Promoting shared reading in the home environment -- 10. Resources and tips for selecting storybooks -- Appendices.


  • LCC: LB1140.5
  • Dewey Decimal: 372.67/7

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xiv, 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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