Source: Educational Researcher, 39(4): 323-329. (May 2010).
The authors discuss the 19 individual studies included in chapter 4 of the report of the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP), which titled "shared story reading interventions".
The authors offer more nuanced conclusions than the report’s authors do.
The authors also emphasize the need for more comprehensive approaches to shared story reading in preschool than those found in the studies available to the NELP for its meta-analysis.
Like the panel authors, the authors of this response call especially for shared reading interventions that support children’s understanding of meaning, as well as vocabulary and syntax development and print-related skills.