The ReadAskChat data portal
enables program managers to evaluate family engagement through multiple metrics—time spent reading the stories, use of the developmental conversation starters, and other engagement indicators. Aggregate data is useful for monitoring and reporting, while user-level data enable you to customize personal outreach and family-support programming.
Introductory slideshow presentation,
perfect for family literacy night, or as part of virtual parent meetings. The scripted slideshow is easily customizable for your audience.
Train-the-Trainer Modules for Teachers in “Joyful Dialogic Reading.”
This 4-part series in the form of scripted slideshow presentations totals approximately 3 hours of professional development, including opportunities for participatory learning. Each module presents a deep dive into ReadAskChat’s joyful and easy dialogic reading method™ and the research supporting it. Presentations may be delivered online or in person.
- Alex R.
- Pam F.
Talking with Children about Stories.
How ReadAskChat can help you invite children into the reading process and make it joyful and participatory.
Encouraging Imagination and Storytelling.
Why stories that spark the imagination enable children to learn new vocabulary and concepts and become eager to talk about and invent stories and to begin to read independently.
Curiosity and Science Learning
Why talking about what children observe nurtures their curiosity and confidence, and serves as the starting point for science learning and discovery.
Why asking questions about characters’ actions and feelings is helping children learn to read for meaning; why nondidactic, open-ended conversation must begin at the earliest age, and why doing so is such a critical skill for long-term school success.
Modules represent up to four hours of professional learning that include opportunities for participatory learning.
They are geared to early education teachers and paraprofessionals, but because they are designed to be welcoming, fun, and communal, some organizations deliver them to parents as well.READ OUR WHITE PAPER
COMING IN FALL 2021
Video tutorials for parents and caregivers.
Thirty-six 1-minute videos, in English and Spanish, support adults in practicing the joyful ReadAskChat method of reading with children.WATCH THE VIDEO