COURSE: 50-324 Foundations of Teaching Reading and Language Arts for P-3 (3)
Candidates focus on the developmentally appropriate instructional methods and materials for promoting and teaching reading and literacy in diverse and inclusive early childhood settings. Recent research, philosophical and theoretical views and issues related to emergent literacy, and quality children’s literature are explored. Activities and strategies will be explored regarding early literacy and classroom intervention. Candidates examine procedures for planning, organizing and interpreting various methodologies and environments for all young children in the pre-primary and primary early childhood classrooms. Additionally, the selection and implementation of curricular modifications for exceptional children are covered using the Response to Intervention model.   Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA; Consent of Education Advisor