EDC 720 - Literacy Methods in the Early Primary Grades
3 Credit(s) This course emphasizes responsive and developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for teaching literacy in culturally and linguistically diverse early childhood settings, applying strategies and theories learned in Literacy Development I and II. In this course, students develop and implement instruction for small and large groups by applying evidence-based strategies in support of literacy and language development, as well as national and state standards. The role of literacy assessment in differentiating instruction is emphasized. Students critically evaluate digital and print instructional materials and assessments in the development of a thematic multicultural unit for use with young children. Field-based assignments are required. To be taken concurrently with pre-practicum fieldwork seminar.
Prerequisite: EDC 406: Literacy Development II