Using Interactivity, Intentionality, and Community of Practice Making to Help Children Learn with Joy


Full day (6 content hours, 7.5 hours including lunch/breaks) 


Yes! What you do in your storytimes makes a difference in children's early literacy behaviors. Familiarize yourself with your state’s early learning guidelines or use the VIEWS2 domains to intentionally connect them to storytime activities thereby enhancing children’s early literacy using the principles of a supercharged storytime: interactivity, intentionality, scaffolding, parent tips, self-reflection, assessment, and community of practice. Hands-on practice and opportunities to share your storytime ideas.

Participant Limit: 50


Please bring a book you like to use in storytimes. If you do not do storytimes, please bring a book you like to share with a child anywhere from 2 to 5 years old. No one will be put on the spot to do a storytime.


Files included in packet for each participant: two-sided, black and white ok unless noted otherwise
1. Powerpoint handout (to be emailed to you) 2 sided, black and white ok.
2. Materials Mentioned
3. Storytimes Matter
4. Dialogic/Interactive Reading (two-sided, folded if you like)  Word   PDF
5. VIEW2 Planning Tool (single, sided, b&w, NOT stapled, may be paper clipped together)
6. VIEWS2 Planning Tool Tip Sheet for Language/Communication (colored paper preferred)
7. Self-Reflection and Talking Worksheet
8. VIEWS2 Planning Tool Extension Worksheet
9. VIEWS2 Planning Tool Tip Sheet (different colored paper preferred)
10. Crosswalk to Head Start
11. Crosswalk to your state's Early Learning Guidelines (will be emailed to you)
12. What Can I Say?
13. VIEWS2 Planning Tool Tip Sheet with Early Literacy Tip (different colored paper preferred)
14. Elevator Speeches
15. On-Going Outcome-Based Planning and Self-Reflection Worksheet
16. Long-Term Self-Reflection Worksheet
17. VIEWS2 Peer Mentoring Worksheet
Every Child Ready to Read brochure: Early Literacy Begins with You from ALA Store (see Planner's Checklist)

If you are interested in the connections between the VIEWS2 Planning Tool and Every Child Ready to Read2, these may be helpful. They need not be copied for the workshop.
Crosswalk Between VIEWS2 Planning Tool Domains and Every Child Ready to Read2 Early Literacy Components/Practices
Supercharged Storytimes and Every Child Ready to Read2 Supplement to VIEWS2 Planning Tool