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Dialogic Reading
Early Childhood Education

Dialogic Reading was found to have positive effects on oral language and no discernible effects on phonological processing.

Dialogic Reading is an interactive shared picture book reading practice designed to enhance young children’s language and literacy skills. During the shared reading practice, the adult and the child switch roles so that the child learns to become the storyteller with the assistance of the adult, who functions as an active listener and questioner.

Findings

6
studies that met standards out of
7
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Oral language Positive effects PK
 
 
19
Phonological processing No discernible effects PK --

Last Updated: February 2007

Race

Black
81%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
23%
Not Hispanic
77%

Gender

Male: 53%
Female: 46%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

100%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Individual
Small Group
Whole Class

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

NY, FL, MD, TN
Northeast, South, West


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