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EDE 301 Literacy Development and Language Acquisition in Elementary Education
4 hours; 4 credits
An examination of major theories in literacy and language acquisition from early to later childhood and of various strategies for creating literature-based reading/writing programs to encourage literacy at all levels and to provide for differences in motivation, learning needs, cultural heritage, and background experience. Students evaluate published materials and technological aids designed to facilitate literacy and language acquisition. The course provides students with a variety of methods to assist children with diverse language, reading, and writing competencies. Ten hours of field experience provide an opportunity to observe in varied and inclusive settings to evaluate diagnostic assessment techniques and interventions. Cannot be taken concurrently with EDE 302.
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