May 17, 2024  
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 the early primary grades while creating a safe and collaborative learning environment that motivates children to take academic risks, challenge themselves and claim ownership of their learning. In this course, teacher candidates develop and teach small and whole group lessons and apply evidence-based strategies in support of literacy and language development, as well as state standards. The role of literacy assessment in differentiating instruction is emphasized, along with the importance of setting clear and high expectations, collaboration and communication with families, valuing diversity, and understanding social-emotional aspects of learning. Field-based assignments are required. To be taken concurrently with pre-practicum fieldwork seminar. Three lecture hours per week.
Pre-requisite:  EDC 406: Literacy Development II. Admission to the combined undergraduate/graduate licensure program