A Dialogic Reading Program for Preschoolers
Dialogic reading is a technique that you can use with your preschooler to promote shared reading. During shared reading, you have a conversation or a dialogue with your child about a favorite picture book that you have read several times together.
When your child is actively involved in discussing a book with you, she practices her language skills, learns new words and builds her narrative skills. She will eventually learn to become the storyteller of the book and you will become the listener.
Click on the links below to learn more about how to use the dialogic reading strategies with your preschooler.
Dialogic Reading Handouts
Module 1: Why Read to Your Preschooler?
Module 2: What is Dialogic Reading?
Module 3: The PEER Sequence
Dialogic Reading Suggestions
Any children's can be used for dialogic reading. Below we have listed some that we use in our StoryPals programs. Click on the book title to purchase at amazon.com and support Raising Readers in Story County through AmazonSmile. Also, some books have links to websites you can use to help start conversations and work on vocabulary while you read.
Can I Keep Him? (Picture Puffin) by Steven Kellogg.
Construction Trucks (Reading Railroad) by Jennifer Dussling.
Corduroy (40th Anniversary Edition) by Don Freeman.
Cows Can't Fly by David Milgrim.
Duck (Watch It Grow) by Barrie Watts.
Fire Engines by Anne Rockwell.
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting.
The Frog: 2 (See How They Grow) by Kim Taylor and Jane Burton.
Golden Bear (Picture Puffins) by Ruth Young.
Hooray, a Pinata! (Picture Puffins) by Elisa Kleven.
La Isla (Picture Puffins) by Arthur Dorros.
Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats.
Peace at Last by Jill Murphy. Peace at Last Dialogic Reading Guide
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! by David McPhail. Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! Dialogic Reading Guide
Rabbits and Raindrops by Jim Arnosky. Rabbits and Raindrops Dialogic Reading Guide
Road Builders by B.G. Hennessy. Road Builders Dialogic Reading Guide
Spike in the City by Paulette Bogan. Spike in the City Dialogic Reading Guide
The Adventures of Taxi Dog (Picture Puffins) by Debra and Sal Barracca. The Adventures of Taxi Dog Dialogic Reading Guide
The Day the Goose Got Loose (A Puffin Pied Piper) by Reeve Lindbergh. The Day the Goose Got Loose Dialogic Reading Guide
The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard (Live Oak Readalong) by B.G. Hennessy. The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyward Dialogic Reading Guide
The Father Who Had 10 Children by Benedicte Guettier. The Father Who Had 10 Children Dialogic Reading Guide
The Old Man & His Door by Gary Soto. The Old Man & His Door Dialogic Reading Guide
The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston. The Quilt Story Dialogic Reading Guide
The Snowy Day: 50th Anniversary Edition by Ezra Jack Keats. The Snowy Day Dialogic Reading Guide
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Peter Rabbit Dialogic Reading Guide
The Three Little Pigs (Reading Railroad Books) by James Marshall. The Three Little Pigs Dialogic Reading Guide
The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza. The Wolf's Chicken Stew Dialogic Reading Guide
Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale. Ten in the Bed Dialogic Reading Guide
Whistle for Willie (Picture Puffins) by Ezra Jack Keats. Whistle for Willie Dialogic Reading Guide