2022 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium

66. Power UP Storybook Reading: Engage in Purposeful and Interactive Read Alouds

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Session Dates

Thursday June 16, 2022 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Webinar

Interactive reading builds oral language and literacy. Reading aloud to and with children is a powerful and engaging experience that serves a variety of purposes. Story reading fosters language development, story comprehension and literacy skills from preschool through primary grades. Multiple reads of children’s literature develop oral-language skills and cultivate vocabulary development, content knowledge and exposures to the complexities of sentence structures and nuances of language. You will learn strategies to encourage active listening, spark questions, and promote and extend conversations. It is the purposeful talk and reading experiences that can jumpstart the career of a successful reader. (k-2)

Target Audience

Elementary Educators, Secondary Educators, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Practitioners, School Leaders/Administrators, Reading Specialists, Teachers of English Language Learners, Literacy Coaches, Instructional Support Team Members, School Psychologists, Pre-Service Teachers, Higher Education Instructors, Paraprofessionals, and Families

Topics Covered: Literacy

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Lynn Kuhn

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

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