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Shared Book Reading

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Children Ready for School

Children ages 0 to 5 exhibiting age-appropriate mental and physical development

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
     Type of Setting
       Child Care / Preschool
     Type of Service
       Instructional Support
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Cognitive Development / School Performance

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Shared Book Reading is a reading practice for adults to use when reading to a single child or group of children that is designed to enhance language and literacy skills as well as the appreciation of books among preschool children.

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Program Reviews

The Shared Book Reading program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

USDOE What Works Clearinghouse

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