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Understanding Reading: Principles & Practices

Description:
Introduction to theoretical and instructional issues involved in the acquisition of literacy; provide research-based practical constructs for knowledgeable decision making; consider effective ways of creating and managing an inclusionary, balanced literacy development program, which addresses the needs of children who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Topics include: oral language and the impacts of emergent literacy development, lesson planning with particular attention to selection of appropriate literacy materials, strategies for beginning reading and writing, literacy development for English language learners, and strengthening family literacy connections. Across topics, emphasis is on teachers roll as an observer, and the use of assessment to guide instruction. This course is taken with ECHD 490 or ECHD 491, a full time practicum.

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