Early Language & Literacy for English Only and English Language Learners

EDUC369 (Not Liberal Arts) $ Early Language & Literacy for English Only and English Language Learners 3 hrs. 3 crs. This is part 1 of required literacy education courses for teacher candidates. In this course current perspectives and research on language development will be examined as well as how these perspectives are applied to creating language arts curriculum for emergent and beginning readers, both English Only (EO) students and English Language Learners (ELLs). Also to be explored are methods for teaching a balanced literacy program to all early and emergent readers, including linguistically diverse student populations and students with diverse learning needs. Focus in this course include observational, diagnostic and evaluative assessment methods for analyzing a student's strengths and areas of needed growth; methods and principles for developing proficient readers and writers; lesson planning for literacy instruction; meeting the literacy needs of English Only and English Language Learners in grades 1-2 and selecting appropriate literature and instructional materials including use of technological tools and resources. Preq: Admission to the Teacher Education curriculum and methods courses Hours of fieldwork required. This is a Writing Intensive (WI) Course.

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