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ERIC Number: EJ836969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Click, Clack, Moo: Designing Effective Reading Instruction for Children in Preschool and Early Primary Grades
Barclay, Kathy
Childhood Education, v85 n3 p167 Spr 2009
As teachers have struggled to implement scientifically based instructional practices in reading, some researchers have begun to focus on ways to "boost the value of reading aloud to young children". Such studies seek ways to promote oral language as well as comprehension and vocabulary through read-aloud experiences. Interactive read-alouds "include a systematic approach that incorporates teachers' modeling of higher-level thinking, asking thoughtful questions calling for analytic talk, prompting children to recall a story in some way within a reasonable time frame, reading a single book repeatedly, and reading books related by topic". This article shows how teachers can extend the read-aloud experience of one picture book to provide research-based reading instruction in most, if not all, of the essential components. Since enjoyment and understanding are top priorities when sharing a new text, the first section highlights ways to develop comprehension. The subsequent sections contain discussions and examples of instructional activities for supporting growth in vocabulary, and in phonologic and phonemic awareness. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A