Shared Book Reading: Engaging Students in Communication & Literacy

The National Institute of Education has called shared book reading “the single most important activity for developing the knowledge required for eventual success in reading.”  Shared book reading supports emergent literacy skills (e.g., oral language, print awareness) in children with and without disabilities.  To ensure students are prepared for future social and academic opportunities they must be provided reliable instructional activities like shared book reading.  1.Participants will be able to describe the ways that shared book reading impacts a student’s communication abilities. 2.Participants will be able to identify the literacy skills that are supported during shared book reading. 3.Participants will be able to identify accommodations that can be used, during shared book reading, to supports the needs of all students.

Allison Dennis