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Winter/Spring 2015
Oct 07, 2015
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EDL 5500 - Literacy Acquisition
This course begins by introducing students to different theories of literacy acquisition/development and exploring the critically important relationships that exist between a teacher's theoretical orientation to literacy and his/her literacy assessment and instructional practices. The following topics are also introduced in this course: the history of American reading instruction, language acquisition, linguistic universals, mutually facilitative aspects of the four language arts, difficulties encountered when acquiring the language arts, emergent literacy, creating classroom environments that facilitate literacy acquisition/development, formal vs. informal literacy assessment practices, specific reading/writing approaches, assessment and instructional strategies that address different aspects of the reading process (e.g., phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, study-skills), communicating students' literacy assessment/ instructional information to other shareholders, literacy assessment/instruction for students with special needs, content area reading instruction, the challenges of facilitating literacy in a multicultural classroom, and the use of technology (both assistive and instructional) to facilitate students' literacy acquisition/development.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Education Division
Literacy Education Department

May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Continuing Education/NonDegree

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