Saroj Ghoting
Early Childhood Literacy Consultant

Workshop Materials


STEP into Storytime: StoryTime Effective Practice for Mixed-Age (Newborn to Age 5) Storytimes

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Please arrange for me to be able to start setting up at the training location one hour before starting time. Thank you.

Planner's Checklist for assignment for participants, books to collect, equipment, supplies,room arrangement and other information

Please copy the following handouts. There are two types of handouts--one to be handed out (preferably in folders) as they enter. Another set will be held out separately for me to distribute at appropriate times during the training.

Handouts, preferably in folders: 1 copy per participant
Listed in order of use:

  1. Powerpoint presentation in 3-to-a-page note-taking format (will be provided by email, black & white, 2 sided ok; stapled)
  2. Materials Mentioned
  3. Early Literacy and You: An Overview of Early Literacy
  4. Developmental Progression of Skills (2 sided ok)
  5. Mixed-Age Storytime Demonstration (2 sided ok)
  6. Too Much Noise Handout (2 sided ok)
  7. Storytime Item Worksheet (colored paper preferred)
  8. Early Literacy Asides and Parent Tips (2 sided ok)
  9. Mixed-Age Storytime Planning Worksheet

Handouts to copy and hold out in separate piles.
A. Stages and Storytimes Part 1 (2 sided ok)
Stages and Storytimes Part 2 (2 sided ok)

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