Foundations of Literacy Development

Foundations of Literacy Development
Language and literacy development for first and second language learners including theoretical underpinnings, processes, historical foundations, and instructional contexts that support language and literacy development for all K-6 children.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesAdmittance into elementary education program.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining EL ED 323
Course Outcomes

Theories and Process of Reading and Writing

Explain, compare and critique theories of reading and writing processes and development with supporting research evidence. (ILA Standard 1.1.1)

Language Processes

Explain and apply first language acquisition processes that support literacy development across elementary years, e.g., cueing systems, vocabulary, teacher talk). (ILA Standard 1.1.2)

Second Language and Literacy Acquisition

Explain, apply, and compare/contrast knowedge about second language literacy development in context. (ILA Standard 1.1.3 & 9)

Literacy Processes

Explain and apply reading and writing development across elementary years, e.g., word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge, spelling, qualities of good writing, and reading/writing connections. (ILA Standard 1.1.2)

Historical Foundations of Literacy Instruction

Identify and synthesize major milestones in literacy instruction.(ILA Standard 1.2.1)