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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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EDC 406 Literacy Development II

3 Credit(s) W-III
This second course in the literacy sequence focuses on literacy assessment and how it informs instruction. Candidates will learn and apply methods to assess children’s literacy development, including motivation to read, phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension and writing. Candidates will apply knowledge of principles and research-based best practices learned in the course and in Literacy Development I to assess, design, and implement instruction for an individual child in an early childhood or elementary setting. Instructional approaches for the explicit and systematic teaching of phonics, word analysis, and vocabulary in the service of reading comprehension and writing will be explored. Examining, critiquing and selecting texts and other resources to motivate children to read, write and acquire literacy skills will be addressed. This writing intensive course emphasizes writing and revision with the assessment report written in the language of the profession for specific audiences. Field-based assignments are required. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: EDC 400: Literacy Development I.