Welcome to Supercharged Storytimes!
This is an early literacy training to help you, as a storytime provider, to enhance the effectiveness of your storytimes so that you can help children boost their early literacy and school-readiness skills and, at the same time, empower caregivers to continue early literacy practices at home with their children. Throughout this training, we will be covering a wide variety of topics including: the early literacy components (oral language, phonological awareness, print awareness, letter knowledge, vocabulary, and background knowledge), intentionality, assessment, and equity.
These activities are designed to help you get started in your learning community. Please introduce yourself, review the introductory materials and watch the video, Introduction to Storytime and Early Learning, to learn more about the project that influenced Supercharged Storytimes. We hope you enjoy getting Supercharged, together!
Before the first live online session on 9/19:
Post an introduction to the forum.
Watch the 8-minute video Introduction to Supercharged Storytimes
The video provides an overview of the research behind Supercharged Storytimes and the four key elements: interactivity, intentionality, assessment and community of practice Look at the Overview of Supercharged Storytimes Overview, which links the four key elements with early literacy components and practices. The Crosswalk document provides a handy reference between the early literacy components and the VIEWS2 planning tool domains.