ED-718 : Communication & Reading Dev

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Education
Subject:
Education
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course focuses on the development and relationship between language skills and literacy/reading skills. The first half of the course will show how children become readers, highlighting significant developments from birth through eight years of age. The course provides general information on how children learn and develop, with special emphasis on communication. Interactive language experiences are linked to the acquisition of reading skills. Reading skills are examined in depth, with many opportunities to see where children might struggle, and phonology will receive particular attention. The course includes recommended practices and instructional strategies to teach reading or enhance literacy development during the early childhood years. 3 credits