Dialogic reading is the smart and modern way that preschools are introducing reading to the children. The process works very efficiently. The children are engaged and interested and that works to retain the learning faster. Dialogic reading makes the child the reader and the teacher the listener and the questioner. The child is encouraged to read while being prompted by the adult.
The entire process that is followed in the Dialogic reading system is the PEER formula.
- The first step is to Prompt the preschooler to talk about the situation in the book in front of her.
- The second step is to Evaluate the child’s response to the question.
- The third one is to Expand the child’s response to the question and adding relevant information to the response.
- Repeating the prompt completes the cycle. The reinforcement of the expansion makes sure that the child retains the information that has been given.
The prompts are most important and the way the prompts are made make the difference in the way the child learns. The prompts should lead to a completion of the response and also help in the expansion of the response. The adult can help the child make the right responses by using relevant prompts.
Dialogic reading is more like a conversation between an adult and a child about the contents of a book. The adult can mold the child’s interest by creating a varied conversation and prompts on the same book. This also enhances creativity and logical thinking skills. The more the child is engaged in interactive reading sessions, the more enhanced the learning outcome is. This method has been proven to be one of the most effective in teaching a child to read. No special tools are needed, so parents can practice it too.