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Pre-K and Younger

Mother and child reading together

Caregiver Involvement When Reading Books to Children

By:  
Anna Gibbs, M.Ed.
Chang-Jen Lin, M.Ed.
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: April 23, 2019
Children’s literacy development benefits when they discuss four key elements of stories read by their caregivers.

IDEA

The IDEA strategy uses four key components drawn from research that caregivers can easily implement to teach and practice literacy skills when reading to children at home.

PDF iconSet of IDEA bookmarks

Linguistic Context Questionnaire

A supplemental resource from the Early Literacy Blueprint Initiative, teachers can use this questionnaire to plan appropriate instruction for English learners by gathering information about the student's linguistic background, the language(s) used in the home, and the literacy practices of the family.

PDF iconLinguistic Context Questionnaire

Interactive Reading Guide Book Inserts

This guide can be put in every book at home or in the classroom library to help plan new vocabulary and questions you want to include when reading with children in order to facilitate dialogic reading.

PDF iconSet of Interactive Reading Guide Book Inserts

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Vowel Sounds Video