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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ECED& 180 - Language and Literacy Development: CD

3.0 Credits
Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage, birth to age eight, through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading. S/U grade option.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define language acquisition and early literacy; describe developmentally appropriate literacy behaviors.
  2. Discuss the value of early literacy learning and the role of adults in promoting the power and pleasure of literacy.
  3. Analyze and select children’s literature and other learning materials, reflective of a population of diverse learners.
  4. Recognize and create activities and resources that support children, from infancy through eight years, in language development and early literacy learning.
  5. Describe a developmental continuum and assessment practices for documenting reading and writing acquisition.
  6. Identify strategies for recognizing and responding to academic, linguistic, and cultural differences in children.
  7. Document components of a literacy-rich environment that support emerging language and literacy in a classroom representative of diverse cultures and languages.
  8. Document strategies that encourage language and literacy development in diverse language learners through individualization of activities, interaction and selection of materials based on the child’s and family’s experiences.

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