ece511 | Graduate
Language And Literacy Methods In Early Childhood Education
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Language Development and Milestones
- Discuss the resources available to identify and support language development concerns.
- Compare the differences between voice, speech, and language.
- Examine the three major theories of language.
- Investigate the parent/caregiverâs role in language development.
- Identify language milestones from birth to age eight.
Infants and Toddlers: 0â 36 Months
- Describe the stages and milestones of language development for infants and toddlers.
- Distinguish between receptive and expressive language and discuss the role of each in infant language development.
- Summarize what it means to be in the prelinguistic stage of language development.
- Identify literacy concepts acquired from early reading experiences and drawing.
- Examine developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and activities to promote language skills and literacy development in infants and toddlers.
- Identify the characteristics of environments that promote language and literacy development for toddlers.
- Develop hands-on learning experiences that promote early literacy for English-only speakers and English language learners.
Preschool: Ages 3â 5
- Define emergent literacy.
- Summarize reading and writing development in typically developing preschool children.
- Compare the importance of verbal skills (vocabulary, listening, speaking, semantics, and syntax) and later success in reading.
- Develop strategies to promote literacy skills and a print-rich environment in the classroom.
- Determine ways to integrate English language learners in the preschool classroom.
Primary: Ages 6â 8
- Examine patterns of language development including phonology and pragmatics for English-only speakers and English language learners in the primary years.
- Identify the stages of reading and writing development in the primary years.
- Analyze the learning needs of English language learners to help promote literacy in primary years.
- Develop direct learning experiences to support language and literacy development in the primary years.
- Evaluate the role of assessments for guiding literacy instruction.
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