2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 15, 2019  
2019-2020 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. 
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the continuum of language acquisition and early literacy.
  2. Develop evidence-based, appropriate environments and opportunities that support children’s emergent language and literacy skills.
  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 developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive assessment practices for documenting the growth of language and literacy skills. 
  6. Describe strategies for recognizing and responding to developmental, 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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