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Winter/Spring 2015
Mar 29, 2015
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EDL 6508 - Emergent Literacy
The purpose of this course is to help preservice and inservice teachers to be aware of and supportive of young children's literacy knowledge as it grows and changes in the years from birth through elementary school. Students will explore the theories of language and literacy development, the developmental stages of literacy, the ways to recognize and support the diverse needs of all students, the use of children's literature to support children's literacy development, the impact of play on children's development, and the role that parents and family play in language and literacy development. Students will focus on what young children do with literacy, what they know about reading and writing, and how they develop literacy knowledge and literate practices. Students will also gain knowledge about how to organize and enhance literacy programs, how to develop literacy curricula, and how to communicate information about literacy to various groups. Prerequisite(s): EDL 5500 (Literacy majors); EDH 5370, EDH 5385, EDH 5351, EDL 5500 (Childhood majors - initial track).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Education Division
Literacy Education Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Graduate

Prerequisites:
(Graduate level EDU 5500 Minimum Grade of D- or Graduate level EDL 5500 Minimum Grade of D-) and (Graduate level EDU 5385 Minimum Grade of D- or Graduate level EDH 5385 Minimum Grade of D-) and (Graduate level EDU 5370 Minimum Grade of D- or Graduate level EDH 5370 Minimum Grade of D-) and (Graduate level EDU 5351 Minimum Grade of D- or Graduate level EDH 5351 Minimum Grade of D-)

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