Language Development And Literacy
This course examines language and
literacy development from infancy through the primary grades. Students explore
pertinent issues of curriculum, pedagogy, and learning in relation to young
children’s reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing practices in a
variety of environments (e.g., home, school, community).
The overall aim is to demonstrate an
understanding of planning appropriate experiences for children that support the
development of the specific language and literacy skills in the areas of
listening and understanding, speaking and communicating, phonological
awareness, book knowledge and appreciation, print awareness and concepts, early
writing, and alphabet knowledge.
the end of the course students will be able to:
1. To display knowledge of
experiences for children to engage in play that incorporates literacy tools and
heightens awareness of spoken and written language in culturally respectful
2. Demonstrate effective strategies
for involving families in supporting language and literacy in young children.
3. Demonstrate and knowledge of
appropriate literature and other learning materials for diverse learners and
respond individual, cultural, and linguistic variation among.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of tools for
assessing children’s language development and literacy learning.
5. Demonstrate an
understanding of and apply research to language and foundational literacy
skills and growth, print awareness, language acquisition, and communication
6. Demonstrate a
familiarity with culturally sensitive instruction
7. Analyze the
interrelation of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and language arts
8. Discuss and evaluate the
importance of children's literature in developing literacy skills.