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Asking Wh- Questions

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Research shows that having conversations with children during book reading can significantly improve their understanding of the book and build their early literacy skills. One way to increase conversation is to ask children questions during book reading, using dialogic reading prompts such as those developed by Grover Whitehurst. This video demonstrates the prompt for WH- QUESTIONS (Who, What, Where, etc.). In this strategy, the adult may point to something in the picture and ask the child to name it. This helps children develop their vocabulary.

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