Price Publishes Book on Reading Aloud with Young Children

Posted on 6/30/2016 3:41:10 PM

Lisa Hammett Price, professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services, recently published a book titled Revitalizing Read Alouds: Interactive Talk About Books with Young Children, PreK-2. The book is co-authored with Barbara Bradley, associate professor at the University of Kansas. 

The book was released in April 2016 by Teachers College Press. It is a resource designed to help teachers, special education specialists, and speech-language pathologists achieve two objectives: 1) how to interact with children around books in ways that are instructive in nature, but also responsive to children’s verbal contributions; and 2) how to use literature, informational texts, and poetry to achieve the goals of the Common Core State Standards.

The authors provide specific recommendations for structuring read-aloud routines in the early childhood classroom, making the read-aloud interactive, using instructional strategies that enhance children’s vocabulary and content knowledge, and supporting and extending children’s verbal contributions through scaffolding during the activity. This practitioner‐friendly text also includes methods for supporting children with special needs, as well as English language learners.

“Price and Bradley offer exceptionally comprehensive and clear guidance about developing young children's oral language and thinking through conversations during read alouds. The book is jam-packed with information, explanations, and wonderful examples of teacher-child interactions, instructional tools, and literature resources, while also conveying abundant confidence in teachers as instructional decisionmakers.”—Judith A. Schickedanz, School of Education (emerita), Boston University

See further description at the Teachers College Press website