Sharing Books and Stories to Promote Language and Literacy

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The role of parent-child and teacher-child shared storybook reading has been shown to be a key vehicle for supporting children's development of emergent literacy and early language skills. This book brings the advantages of shared storybook reading to the clinical setting, demonstrating how it may be used to support vocabulary, print knowledge, phonological awareness, and inferential language abilities, among other topics. This book synthesizes and applies current theory and research on uses of storybook reading in an intervention context and as a clinical tool. With contributions from notable scholars who actively conduct research in this area. Speech-language pathologists will find Sharing Books and Stories as a Clinical Tool a significant resource on this important aspect of clinical practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597560917
  • Publisher: Plural Pub Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Emergent and Early Literacy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. A Matter of Emphasis: Different Ways to Share Books and Stories to Foster Different Language and Literacy Skills, Anne van Kleeck. I. Fostering Skills Related to Decoding Print. Fostering Phonological Awareness, Lisa A. Hammett. Fostering Print Awareness Through Interactive Shared Reading, Anita McGinty, Margaret Sutton, Amy Sofka, and Laura Justice. Fostering Alphabet Knowledge Using Alphabet Books, Anne Van Kleeck. II. Fostering Language Skills. Optimizing the Effects of Shared Reading on Early Language Skills, Colleen E. Huebner and Philip Dale. Bringing Words to Life: Optimizing Book Reading Experiences to Develop Vocabulary in Young Children, Annemarie H. Hindman and Barbara A. Wasik. Fostering Inferential Language During Book Sharing with Preschoolers: A Foundation for Later Reading Comprehension Strategies, Anne van Kleeck. Fostering Narrative and Grammatical Skills with "Syntax Stories," Lizbeth Finestack, Marc E. Fey, Shari Sokol, and Sophie Ambrose. III. Preschool, Childcare, and Family Settings. Cultural Issues in Promoting Dialogic Book Sharing in the Families of Preschoolers, Anne van Kleeck. Interaction is Key: Pulling it all Together in Inclusive Early Care and Education, Susan M. Moore, Barbara Roscoe, and Amy Thrasher. Index.
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