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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.

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The Importance of Active Reading

By:  
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: September 27, 2016
Active reading allows students to build reading skills. Learn steps teachers can take to help students experience success with independent active reading.

Dialogic Reading: Part 2

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: March 31, 2016
How to help your child focus on important reading skills while discussing a text using the CROWD strategy.

Dialogic Reading for Families: Part 1

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: March 24, 2016
Use of the PEER strategy during read alouds to help children build vocabulary and make connections.

What Not to Say to Emerging Readers

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: January 14, 2016
How to help young readers by restraining from certain comments, corrections, and forms of assistance.