2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F11 - Fostering Children’s Language Development Through Lively Conversations With Text

Oct 26, 2018 9:15am ‐ Oct 26, 2018 10:15am


Reading aloud to and with young children serves a variety of purposes. A nurturing reading experience can jumpstart the career of a successful reader. Attendees receive the most powerful, engaging, and proven strategies for helping children develop oral language skills through reading together. This hands-on workshop reviews current shared reading practices. Attendees receive tips/pamphlets on shared reading and role-play suggested evidence-based activities for children with delayed language skills.

Learning Objective:

  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Recognize the challenges facing African American students who have learning disabilities/dyslexia and the importance of cultural competence for those who teach them language related skills.


  • Anne Cunningham, Ph.D., Professor, Human Development, University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Education

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