Dialogic Reading Strategies
How we read to preschoolers is as important as how frequently we read to them. The Stony Brook Reading and Language Project has developed a method of reading to children that we call Dialogic Reading. When most adults read aloud, they read and the child listens. In Dialogic Reading, the adult helps the child become the teller of the story. The adult becomes the listener, the questioner, and the audience for the child. No one can learn to play the piano just by listening to someone else play. Likewise, no one can learn to read just by listening to someone else read. In this workshop, Martha will share strategies that will encourage teachers to do less and less reading of the written words in a book each time they read it, leaving more to the child.
(For Preschool/Kindergarten Teachers)