EDR511 - Literacy Education Birth-Grade 6 (3 cr.)

In this course, candidates develop an understanding of fundamental aspects of literacy and concepts of reading and writing as active, meaning-seeking processes. Study of theories of literacy development, scope and sequence of skills, individual differences, the relationship of language and cognitive development to literacy development, motivation and other factors that affect literacy behaviors from Birth-Grade 6. Exploration of high-quality, research-based literacy programs, including literature-based curriculum and instruction and pragmatic experiences converting theory to practice. Includes 10 hours of supervised practica with students PreK-Grade 6. (Spring). Corequisite: EDR509. Prerequisites: matriculation in M.S.Ed. Literacy Birth-Grade 6 program or Literacy Certificate program; EDR504, EDR522.

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