Early Childhood Education
Early Literacy for English Learners
Examine models of reading and writing processes and the interconnections between oral language, reading, writing and spelling. The course emphasizes patterns of development for children from birth to age eight with special emphasis on ages 3-6. Attention is given to factors that support literacy development with an emphasis on English learners and those factors that place children at risk of failing to reach their educational potential. The course focus is to explore how English learners acquire the foundations for literacy, and develop instructional skills for both young English learners and young native English speakers.