This course is designed to increase understanding of early literacy development and the conditions which promote total literacy for children birth to second grade. Language theory and current research are used to shape informed practices regarding literacy development. Connections are made among all aspects of literacy learning including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The course explores research-based best practices in teaching literacy to young children. It includes a minimum of 15 school-based hours of participation/observation of reading in educational setting(s).
Admission to: EDST-BS or ELEDR-BS or ESEDR-BS or