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Literacy Instruction (EDU-250)
Varies (self study, self-paced).
December 2019 – Present.
Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: explain foundational concepts related to reading and writing pedagogy for young children; critically analyze the influence of curriculum standards, social, and environmental factors on students’ learning outcomes; discuss emergent literacy and basic decoding strategies, including phonics, and syllabic analysis; describe how literacy acquisition is assessed; discuss how music and movement can be integrated into curricula; investigate the critical factors associated with literacy instruction and essential reading and writing strategies, and investigate strategies for building vocabulary and other foundational literacy skills.
This course helps students develop an understanding of effective practices for teaching reading and writing. Major topics include: concepts and techniques related to research-based literacy instruction, the importance of curricula and proper assessment strategies in meeting the individualized needs of learners. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Reading and Literacy Instruction (1/20).