University of Iowa

Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Enhancing Basal Vocabulary Instruction in Kindergarten

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

In order to enhance the basal vocabulary instruction for kindergarten students at risk for reading difficulties, lessons provided in typical curricular materials can be supplemented with instructional elements derived from research.

Adult using dialogic reading with child

Dialogic Reading: Having a Conversation about Books

By:  
Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D.

Posted on: January 3, 2017
When facilitated with various levels of questions, dialogic reading encourages an interactive dialogue about a text being read by an adult to children.