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Elementary Education Course Descriptions

EED520 Literacy and Reading Development - Birth - Kindergarten

This course focuses on early literacy development and how it can be fostered while honoring children's individual differences, home environments, and backgrounds. Major themes include the exploration of interaction between symbolic development, language and literacy acquisition in children birth through five years of age. Major theories of literacy development are analyzed in light of early childhood classroom instructional techniques and the development of strategies to encourage language and literacy in young children. Working with parents to develop language and literacy skills and dispositions is also a major theme in this course. 20 hours of fieldwork required.

Credits

  • 3

Restrictions

  • Must be enrolled in the following level: Graduate

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