ECE 632: Advanced Language Development & Literacy in Early Childhood

Credits 3
Students learn to select, plan, organize and evaluate activities that facilitate language skills development in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Theories in language acquisition are presented. This course includes instruction in skills and strategies for teaching and integrating extensive reading and writing skills, and instruction in teaching and guiding students in reading for enjoyment and understanding. Appropriate use of instructional technology is integrated into instruction of content and pedagogy. Students will complete field experiences in early childhood classrooms as part of the course requirements.