This ECLKC Professional Development Module is designed to guide Head Start and Early Head Start program staff on using the dialogic reading strategy to support early literacy in children who are dual language learners (DLLs).
Using Mariposa, Mariposa (Butterfly, Butterfly) to Promote Dialogic Reading: A Powerful Way to Encourage Language Development in One or More Languages
Dialogic reading strategies are among the most powerful techniques adults can use to promote children’s language and literacy development. Teaching teams will learn techniques for encouraging language development in one or more languages.
Dialogic reading is an interactive way to talk with young children. It is a proven approach to increase vocabulary and language development for children learning to speak more than one language. Teaching teams can learn the strategy through this example of its use with "Splat the Cat" by Rob Scotton.
Children make great gains in literacy when they are engaged in conversation before, during, and after storytelling. This dialogic reading strategy is used to increase vocabulary and language development in young children. Teaching teams may use the Tough Boris example as a way to introduce dialogic reading.