'Dialogic book talk' is an adult led activity in which books are shared in a way that helps children develop their language - to learn new vocabulary and encourage them to use language for thinking. The children take an active part in the storytelling - asking and answering questions. These help sheets provide prompts for different levels of questioning, matching age to stage of development. It provides:
- ideas of how to link the story to the children's own experiences
- new (leveled) vocabulary which could be introduced
- other opportunities in which they might come across the new
- a book list
- suggested rhymes to enhance the activity.