rdg351 | undergraduate
Early Childhood Literacy Development
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Theories and Models; Speaking and Listening Development
- Choose childrenâs literature that engages young children and enhances oral language and listening skills.
- List various developmentally effective speaking and listening activities for diverse learners.
- Describe specific strategies to encourage language development.
- Identify similarities and differences among theories of language development.
- Analyze bottom-up, top-down, and interactive reading models.
- Identify the stages of oral language development.
- Design activities that promote listening skills.
Childrenâ s Literature and Emergent Print Strategies
- Describe the characteristics of different genres of childrenâs literature.
- Explain the differences among stories, informational books, and poems, as well as the implications for early childhood literacy instruction.
- Explain uses of environmental print to develop print awareness.
- Examine concepts of print.
- Apply the language experience process.
- Describe strategies for using childrenâs literature to motivate interest in reading and writing.
Emergent Reading Strategies and Morphemic Analysis
- Describe the difference between phonemic awareness and phonics.
- Identify phonics elements.
- Explain the significance of the alphabetic principle.
- Apply varied approaches to phonics instruction.
- Demonstrate instructional strategies to introduce and to reinforce sight words.
- Identify types of morphemic analysis.
- Design developmentally effective morphemic analysis activities.
Vocabulary and Reading Fluency
- Analyze strategies for introducing and for reinforcing vocabulary.
- Describe the significance of fluency for comprehension.
- Examine ways in which reading fluency can be developed.
Spelling and Reading Process
- Describe the developmental stages of spelling.
- Analyze the significance of spelling stages for emergent reading and writing instruction.
- Describe the characteristics of each stage of the reading process.
- Examine ways in which the reading process is applied in varied literacy activities.
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