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Keywords:

  • Digital/media literacies ;
  • Specific media (hypertext, Internet, film, music, etc.);
  • Fluency ;
  • Oral reading, read-alouds;
  • Literature ;
  • Selection criteria ;
  • Children's literature;
  • Oral language ;
  • Strategies, methods, and materials ;
  • Instructional technology;
  • Supplementary resources;
  • Struggling learners ;
  • Assistive technologies;
  • Vocabulary ;
  • Practice, exposure, wide reading;
  • To learners in which of the following categories does your work apply? ;
  • Early childhood ;
  • Childhood

Abstract

Beginning with a brief rationale for selecting quality digital picture book apps for beginning readers, the authors describe the elements of digital picture books and provide a brief review of the instructional benefits of digital picture book use for beginning readers. They then present a detailed taxonomy for selecting quality picture book apps. Examples drawn from actual apps available for young children illustrate the concepts addressed.

Beginning with a brief rationale for selecting quality digital picture book apps for beginning readers, the authors describe the elements of digital picture books and provide a brief review of the instructional benefits of digital picture book use for beginning readers. They then present a detailed taxonomy for selecting quality picture book apps. Examples drawn from actual apps available for young children illustrate the concepts addressed.