Step 2: Question

In Step 2 you will turn the dilemma about enhancing storybook reading into an answerable question. The question will to help guide the search for evidence on the effectiveness of dialogic reading.

You can use a tool called PICO to help create a focused question that is answerable through research. PICO identifies the most essential information needed for this question. This information consists of short phrases that can be entered into a web-based search engine to find the best available research evidence on a particular practice such as dialogic reading.  PICO requires that you identify the following information to develop the answerable question:

P – Person (characteristics of the children who will receive the intervention)

I – Interventions being considered

C – Comparison to other interventions (if there is research that compares two or more interventions)

O – Outcomes desired

Use PICO to identify the important information from the dilemma about how to engage students in storybook reading and address learning needs. Create the answerable question in Activity 6.2a.

After you complete Activity 6.2a, view an answerable question related to the dilemma about storybook reading:

View Answerable Question

When reading to young children in early care and education settings (P), is the use of dialogic reading (I), effective in developing early language and literacy skills (O)?