Catalog 2017-2018 
    Jul 28, 2021  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Development

3 credits
This course focuses on teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development examined at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.

Quarters Offered: Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define language acquisition and early literacy; describe developmentally appropriate literacy behaviors
  • Discuss the value of early literacy learning and the role of adults in promoting the “power and pleasure” of literacy
  • Analyze and select children’s literature and other learning materials for a population of diverse learners, reflective of all
  • Recognize and create activities/resources that support (infant/toddler through age 8) oral language development and early literacy learning
  • Describe a developmental continuum and assessment practices for documenting reading and writing acquisition
  • Identify strategies for recognizing and responding to academic, linguistic and cultural differences in children

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 30