EDU-3035 Literacy Development in the Early Years: Preschool-Third Grade

3 credits

Prerequisite: EDU-2040, EDU-2080.

Students will investigate how to provide a literacy program that provides children with appropriate learning experiences during the early years of school. Major topics to be pursued include phonological and phonemic awareness, how and when to "teach phonics," how to assess, address and respond to early language and literacy development, including advanced and delayed development, and how to conduct a successful "guided reading" program. This class requires students to engage in observation and participation in classroom settings.