With this interactive technique, teachers help students become storytellers by listening and questioning. Students grow significantly in their language and literacy skills with this kind of targeted prompting while reading.
Watch a teacher use dialogic reading. She first explains how parents can use dialogic reading at home, then she reads a book to her class demonstrating these techniques.
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Teachers and students can use a digital comic strip tool, such as Toontastic, to animate or co-create stories, allowing teachers to prompt, ask, and listen to students during a reading process.