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Title: Reading Partners: Sharing the Lead in Storybook Reading
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Compaņeros de lectura se turnan para leer un libro de cuentos
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Dual Language Learners
Early Literacy
Family Activities
Reading Skills
Reading to Children
Special Needs
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
28. Use the home language to communicate within and beyond the classroom.
29. Use the home language to make connections and reinforce knowledge and skills across academic and social areas.
Learning Standards: 2.A. Demonstrate interest in stories and books.
2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
2.D. Establish personal connections with books.
28.A. Use the home language at age-appropriate levels for a variety of social and academic purposes.
29.A. Use the home language to attain benchmarks across all the learning areas and to build upon and develop transferable language and literacy skills.
Benchmarks: 2.A.ECa. Engage in book-sharing experiences with purpose and understanding.
2.C.ECb. Identify the front and back covers of books and display the correct orientation of books and page-turning skills.
2.D.ECa. With teacher assistance, discuss illustrations in books and make personal connections to the pictures and story.
28.A.ECb. Use home language in family, community, and early childhood settings.
29.A.ECc. Exhibit foundational literacy skills in home language to foster transfer to English.