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Dialogic Reading PEER Sequence During Shared Story Reading in Speech Therapy

Updated: May 26

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Hi friends!

Here's a quick breakdown/refresher on the PEER sequence using in dialogic reading! This strategy works to support language skills and increase engagement with the story during shared storybook reading!

P.E.E.R. Sequence

Adults can make reading more interactive by prompting the child, expanding on their response, praising their efforts, and repeating the prompt. This is know as the PEER sequence.


P – Prompts the child to say something about the text (read more about prompts here)

E – Evaluates the response

E – Expands on the child’s answer by rephrasing it or by adding information

R – Repeats the prompts to see if the child has learned from the expansion

Here are some examples:

PEER sequence with examples. P for prompt. E for evaluate. E for expand. R for repeat.

Here are a few more examples that I shared over on my instagram!

I hope that helps!

Happy reading! 💛

Three grey mountains with some white snow on to. A small heart in a speech bubble. Four boot prints underneath the mountain. The name Sarah in pink, blue, peach, green, and purple colors.


Flack, Z. M., Field, A. P., & Horst, J. S. (2018). The effects of shared storybook reading on word learning: A meta-analysis. Developmental Psychology, 54(7), 1334–1346. Link

Watkins, P. (2018). Extensive reading for primary in ELT Part of the Cambridge Papers in ELT series. [pdf] Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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