Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachersOrganized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.
Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy
The Dialogic Reading strategy offers children an opportunity to play an active role in reading picture storybooks. Children's participation and role in Dialogic Readings are dramatically different than in read-alouds (Biemiller, 2006). In the traditional story reading, the teacher reads and the child listens. In Dialogic Reading, the children are engaged as storytellers and the adult listens to them, asks questions, offers prompts, scaffolds children's answers, and encourages them to elaborate on their responses. The research-based strategy of Dialogic Reading is found in “the theory that practice in using language, feedback regarding language, and appropriately scaffolded adult-child interactions in the context of picture book reading all facilitate young children's language development” (Zevenbergen & Whitehurst, 2003, ...