Language and Literacy Development

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Course Description: 
Students will develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developments stage (birth - age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading. 3 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
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Course Outcomes: 
  • Explain the continuum of language acquisition and early literacy skills.
  • Develop evidence-based, appropriate environments and opportunities that support children’s emergent language and literacy skills.
  • Describe strategies for responding to children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.
  • Develop ways to facilitate family and child interactions as primary contexts for heritage language and English development.
  • Analyze images of culture and individual abilities reflected in children’s literature and other learning materials.
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive assessment practices for documenting the growth of language and literacy skills