ED 336 Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Education (3)
This course focuses on developing literacy (speaking, listening, reading, writing, and viewing) in young children. Theories, materials, and methods that develop literacy in developmentally appropriate environments from preschool through grade three are discussed, and recent research in the field is reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the integration of all dimensions of literacy in the classroom as well as the integration of learning and teaching theories with practical applications. Family involvement; cultural and linguistic differences; English language learners; integrating play, language, and literacy; performance assessments; and adaptations for special needs children are explored. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Division.