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Personal Communication: Children's Story Retelling as a Literacy and Language Enhancement Strategy

Personal Communication » Children's Story Retelling as a Literacy and Language Enhancement Strategy

Categories

iNSTRUCTION: LITERACY

Areas

PRACTITIONER:: Teaching Design and Practices

Authors

Dunst, C.J; Simkus, A., & Hamby, D.W.

Published

2012

Abstract

The effects of children's story retelling on early literacy and language development was examined in a meta-analysis of 11 studies including 687 toddlers and preschoolers. Results indicated that children's story retelling influenced both story-related comprehension and expressive vocabulary as well as nonstory-related receptive language and early literacy development. Findings also showed that the use of the characterisitics that experts consider the important features of retelling practices was associated with positive child outcomes. Implications for practice are described.

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