Course Description: This course designed to teach students major content areas of early literacy development, instructional strategies, and appropriate early experiences that support early literacy development in preschool children. Emphasis is placed on speaking and listening, as well as reading and writing. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to select, plan, implement, and evaluate appropriate early literacy experiences.
Schedule: Fall semester. This course follows the traditional on-campus calendar for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None.
Instructor: Christy Jackson
Other Materials: None.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of early literacy and language development.
Demonstrate an understanding of thematic teaching in literacy development by designing teacher-made materials that promote positive development in language acquisition.
Recognize how the environment impacts language and literacy development.
Demonstrate appropriate written and oral communication.
Gain competence in assessing growth in literacy development.
Provide appropriate instruction to children for whom English is a second language.
Identify and design authentic experiences that reflect the interrelationship among culture and language influences represented in the community and in daily experiences in the early childhood environment.
Assignments are expected to be on time, free of errors, and of college quality.
Students will participate and remain active throughout the course.
Students must log in to course at least three time a week.
Written assignments must be written free of errors and at the college level.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
A final, timed exam is conducted the last week of the course to review essential concepts learned throughout the course.
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