Literacy Birth-9

The focus of this course is the literacy development of the child from Pk-grade 9. The course covers the developmental process of literacy acquisition and the use of appropriate methods, models, and strategies for facilitating reading and literacy growth. Early literacy concepts of phonemic awareness, word identification, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension, are explored through a sociocultural lens. Research based instructional strategies and issues will be examined. This course is restricted to students in the professional degree completion program.