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Early Childhood Literacy Development

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This course focuses on creating an environment in the early childhood setting that promotes literacy skill development. This course will help teachers create developmentally effective learning environments that promote listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 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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    Theories and Models; Speaking and Listening Development

    • Choose children’s 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 children’s 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 children’s 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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