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Shared Book Reading

Shared book reading is when a speech-language pathologist, teacher, parent/guardian, or other communication partner interactively shares or reads a book to an individual. This helps provide an opportunity to develop skills in language and literacy at the same time. Anderson (1985) stated, “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. This is especially so during the preschool years” (p.23).

Benefits to shared book reading:

  • Models how to be a reader
  • Makes reading fun and engaging
  • Provides support
  • Enhances language and vocabulary
  • Develops print awareness

Factors to think about when choosing the right book:

  • Interests
  • Cultural considerations
  • Appropriate language level
  • Repetitive or predictive texts
  • Age appropriate content
  • Simple or clear illustrations
  • Amount of texts on a page
  • Interactive (flaps, music, sound effects)
  • Themes

-Brenna C.



Anderson, R. C. (1985). Becoming a nation of readers: The report of the Commission on Reading.

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