Feb 02, 2023  
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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LYST 214 - Language and Literacy in Early Childhood and Childhood


Semester Hours: 3
Fall, Spring, Summer
This course investigates issues in language and literacy for children from birth to grade six. Readings and discussions of the language processes (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are grounded in theoretical perspectives in the areas of psychosociolinguistics, social/cultural literacies, the transactional nature of literature, and critical literacy. Teaching methodologies that support language and literacy development of early childhood and elementary students are studied through readings and field experiences. There is an emphasis on the role of cultural and linguistic diversity in literacy learning and teaching and how teachers can serve as advocates by working in both schools and communities. A 10-hour field experience is required.





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