10 Dialogic reading by families and caregivers results in substantial positive change in language development. Arnold, Lonigan, Whitehurst, & Epstein, 1994; Lonigan, Anthony, Bloomfield, Dyer, & Samwel, 1999; Lonigan & Whitehurst (1998). Take a Bite of Research Read your quotes Choose the two that your table group connects with the most Visually represent them to the group –Draw, skit, dance, etc.
28 Dialogic Reading Reflections and Planning Questions What is different from my current reading style? What do I like about this method of reading? What will be my planning process? What strategies can I begin to use next week? What books will I choose? My small group will have ____ children. Each day I will devote ____ minutes to small group reading.
36 Best Practice Dialogic Reading Strategies to Support English Language Learners Repeated readings are very important Use a word in a sentence that is different from the sentence used in the book Engage parental support by sending home translated versions of the story Give explicit understandable definitions of words while reading aloud Provide parents translations of key words that you will focus on in school Dickinson (2005)
40 References Beck, I.L., McKeown, M.G., & Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing Words to Life: Robust vocabulary instruction. New York: The Guilford Press. Biemiller, A. (2001). Teaching Vocabulary: Early, direct, and sequential. The American Educator, 25(1), Biemiller, A. (in press). Vocabulary Development and Instruction: A prerequisite for school learning. In Neuman, S.B. and Dickinson, D.K. (Eds.), The Handbook of Early Literacy Research (vol 2). New York: The Guilford Press.