Concepts of Print Test (COPT)* (possible score 24)
Peabody Picture Vocabulary” Test
’ N= 39 (2 Spanish-speaking children were not tested).
Twelve illustrated story books were selected for the weekly book clubs. Literature selections were based on several criteria: Stories were
lively illustrations, availability in both
interesting characters, Spanish and English,
as well as
book’s potential to spark interaction between parent and
child. Here, it was differing levels of
scaffolding stories with
for interaction highly predictable
parents and children. For example, and action sequences with accompany-
ing illustrations seemed especially conducive to active participation, ularly for parents who might be less proficient readers than others
partic- . Stories
scaffolding, with some predictable language and structure and less frequent vocabulary , whereas stories with no predictable refrains, but appeared to
language seemed more
dependent on adult support for participation.
Reflecting these distinctions,
the book selections included stories with highly familiar sequences (i.e., Nenny Penny), episodic
language texts (i.e.,
and narratives (i.e., Snowy
Appendix A for selections.
Designed to be a meeting place for conversa- tions about children’s books and a time for parents and children to read
together, book clubs were sions were audiotaped to
held weekly at ensure fidelity
each site, over of treatment.
a la-period. All ses- Sessions followed a
of the story.
format and were co-facilitated
a parent leader and a bilingual free to select either an English or