Literacy Instruction and Children's Literature in the Early and Primary Years
EDUC312 (Not Liberal Arts) Literacy Instruction and Children's Literature in the Early and Primary Years 4 hrs. 3 crs. This course is designed to familiarize teacher candidates with theory and practice related to how young children develop as emergent and beginning readers. An in-depth study of children's literature and using children's literature is a secondary focus. In addition teacher candidates will be encouraged to explore and expand their personal beliefs about literacy instruction into the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and primary grade settings. Preq: WRIT 301 or 302 or 303, formal admission to the teacher education program for teacher education candidates, departmental permission for non-degree students. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory.