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, they practice their language skills, learn new words and build narrative skills. They 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
Module 4: The CROWD Prompts, Enrichment Activities
Dialogic Reading Suggestions
Any picture book can be used for dialogic reading. Below we have listed some that we use in our StoryPals programs with links to websites you can use to help start conversations and work on vocabulary while you read. Click on the book title to purchase at amazon.com and support Raising Readers in Story County through AmazonSmile.
Blueberries for Sal (Puffin Storytime) by Robert McCloskey. Blueberries for Sal Dialogic Reading Guide
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett. Goldilocks and the Three Bears Dialogic Reading Guide
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann. Good Night, Gorilla Dialogic Reading Guide
I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric A. Kimmel. I Took My Frog to the Library Dialogic Reading Guide
Little Cloud (Picture Puffins) by Eric Carle. Little Cloud Dialogic Reading Activities
No Jumping on the Bed! by Tedd Arnold. No Jumping on the Bed! Dialogic Reading Guide
Oonga Boonga by Frieda Wishinsky. Oonga Boonga Dialogic Reading Guide
Dialogic Reading References:
Dialogic Reading: An Effective Way to Read to Preschoolers by Gover J. (Russ) Whitehurst