Product Details

Literacy Instruction (EDU-250)
Location:
Various: distance learning format

Length:
Varies (self-study; self-paced)

Dates:
December 2019 - Present.

Subject Area:
Education

Number of Credits:
3

Learner Outcomes:
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.

Instruction:
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.

Credit Recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Reading and Literacy Instruction (1/20).


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