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Dr. Dina Moore is associate professor of psychology and co-director of the Reading Evaluation And Development of Skills (R.E.A.D.S.) laboratory at Southern Connecticut State University. Her research interests include literacy development and intervention. She is co-author of the book Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers.
Dr. Cheryl C. Durwin is professor of psychology and co-director of the Reading Evaluation And Development of Skills (R.E.A.D.S.) laboratory at Southern Connecticut State University. As an educational psychologist, her research focuses on reading acquisition and the development and validation of reading assessments and interventions. She is also co-author of the textbook EdPsych Modules, 4th edition.
Introduction: The Importance of Shared Reading
Chapter 1. How Do Children Become Good Readers?
Chapter 2. What is the DRIVE Approach?
Chapter 3. Overview of EMPOWERED Strategies
Chapter 4. Encouraging Vocabulary
Chapter 5. Choosing a Book
Chapter 6. Tips to Consider While Reading
Chapter 7. Closing Thoughts
About the Authors
The dialogic reading approach in Empowering Young Readers: Dialogic Reading with Integrated Vocabulary Enrichment is a powerful reading intervention for children that need to improve and practice vocabulary, language, and comprehension. Dina Moore and Cheryl C. Durwin make the strategy accessible for teachers, parents, and childcare providers with clear directions and examples.— Stacie D’Antonio, principal, Ridge Hill Elementary School
Empowering Young Readers does a masterful job describing a common education practice, shared reading. The authors not only explain its importance for building children’s language skills, but they also provide readers with a treasure trove of activities to try out in their home, classroom, or library. A thoughtful selection of children’s books is used to illustrate dialogic reading and explicit vocabulary instruction and provides readers with specific guidance to ensure that their instruction is evidence-based, engaging, and impactful. A must-read for anyone who interacts with young children.— Margie Gillis, president, Literacy How Inc.