Connecticut Reading Association


Event Information:

  • Tue

    CARR's Fall Event: Megan Dowd Lambert- Read Aloud & The Whole Book Approach

    Shaw Center at Hillyer College
    University of Hartford
    200 Bloomfield Ave
    West Hartford, CT 06117
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    Join Simmons College professor and author Megan Dowd Lambert to learn about the Whole Book Approach, a co-constructive (interactive) storytime model focused on the art and design of the picture book, which she developed in association with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. This work draws upon transactional Reader Response theory, Visual Thinking Strategies, and a Structuralist approach to the picture book as a visual art form. Drawing on her book, Reading Picture Books with Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See (Charlesbridge 2015) attendees will consider the difference between reading with children and reading to children. Active participation throughout the session will allow everyone to reflect on a diverse array of picture books in order to add Whole Book Approach tools and techniques to their own storytime practice.