Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy

Course Description

Focus on acquisition and developmental aspects of language related to emergent literacy skills. Emphasis on current research regarding language experiences that contributes to literacy acquisitions, including assessment and instruction.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use current research in language acquisition to validate academic decisions.
  • Describe the relationship between language development and emerging literacy skills
  • Plan age developmentally approaches and multicultural sensitive activities that effect the development of literary skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess children's work for communicating, planning, delivery and differentiating instruction
  • Demonstrate the use of read alouds in planning different active learning activities using literacy (comprehension and vocabulary) as well as different genres (narrative and informational) books.


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