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Reading And Writing Concepts

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This course builds a foundation in language acquisition and development to examine the concepts of reading, writing, spelling and handwriting. Students explore children’s development in these areas and the implications for instruction. They also observe and reflect on language arts interactions and activities in a classroom setting.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Reading Development

    • Describe the stages of early reading development.
    • Describe the nature of reading for older readers.

    • Examine issues related to reading development of English language learners.

    • Define phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
    • Identify implications of reading development for P-12 instruction.

    • Examine different reading theories.

    Writing Development

    • Identify developmental writing stages.
    • Identify writing conventions.
    • Examine issues related to writing development of English language learners.
    • Identify implications of writing development for P-12 instruction.
    • Describe the stages of the writing process.

    Spelling Development

    • Identify developmental spelling stages.
    • Examine issues related to spelling development of English language learners.
    • Examine interrelationships among reading, writing, and spelling.
    • Identify implications of spelling development for P-12 instruction.

    Handwriting Development

    • Identify the rationale for teaching handwriting.
    • Compare and contrast different types of handwriting models.
    • Examine issues related to the teaching of handwriting.

    Language Development

    • Examine theories of oral language acquisition.
    • Compare the organization and structure of oral and written language.
    • Define language and its properties.
    • Examine theories of second language acquisition.
    • Describe social-cultural contexts in language development.
    • Identify implications of language development for P-12 instruction.

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