This tool examines qualities of teacher and child talk through observation of classroom shared book reading. Developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, the SABR is a reliable and valid measure of classroom quality. The tool captures the frequency of key behaviors that are known to promote young children’s language and literacy skills. The system is well aligned with the national learning standards and state standards for pre-kindergarten through grade 1 levels and can be used by teachers, school leaders, and intervention specialists to promote effective teaching.
This course focuses on designing, creating, and managing classrooms that combine meaningful structure with a warm