Are you interested in building a library of high-quality storybooks for children in your care? Are you curious about how to adapt what you’ve learned from the Read It Again! training materials to create your own lessons using new books?
The Read It Again! Toolkit provides resources to help early child care providers and families select high-quality storybooks for children, and to deliver Read It Again! lessons using a storybook of their choice.
What do we mean by “high-quality” storybooks?
The following resources identify features of storybooks that promote important aspects of early childhood development.
**Please note: the below resources are coming soon.
High-Quality Storybook Guide
A comprehensive guide for selecting and building a library of high-quality children’s storybooks according to the criteria of Illustrations & Stylistic Features, Storyline & Messaging, and Language & Narrative. The guide includes specific examples using the Read It Again! supplemental booklist.
High-Quality Storybook Visual Checklist
A visual checklist designed to be used in combination with the comprehensive guide. This resource provides a snapshot of the criteria to consider when selecting children’s storybooks for your library.
What goes in to creating a Read It Again! lesson?
The following resources provide a how-to instructional guide, including an example of adapting a new storybook to Read It Again! lessons. These tools were developed with input from Read It Again! experts, practitioners, and evidence-based resources from the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy at The Ohio State University.
How-To Adapt Storybooks to Read It Again! Guide
A step-by-step guide on how-to create a Read It Again! lesson using new books. This resource shows how you identify the four learning domains of Print Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative, and apply them to new Read It Again! lessons. It also includes sample lessons using one of the supplemental Read It Again! books.
How-To Adapt Storybooks to Read It Again! Visual Checklist
A visual checklist designed to be used in combination with the guide. This resource provides a snapshot of the criteria to consider when creating new lessons that follow the Read It Again! model.