Together in Song: Building Literacy Relationships with Song-based Picture Books

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Amanda Montgomery
Kathryn M Smith

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This action research study provided a collaborative social space in which to examine the intersection of shared singing/reading, emergent literacy, and family literacy. In particular, the significance of home literacy engagement with song-based picture books was investigated through the core action of a non-deficit, school-based family literacy program. Data were collected via parent/guardian journals that documented intergenerational home literacy engagement over a two-month period. Findings revealed that shared singing/reading with song-based picture books provided rich opportunities for families to build joyful, literacy relationships while providing kindergarten-aged children with meaningful experiences with text.

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Montgomery, A., & Smith, K. (2014). Together in Song: Building Literacy Relationships with Song-based Picture Books. Language and Literacy, 16(3), 27 - 53. https://doi.org/10.20360/G23886
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