LYST 242B - Literacy Practicum: Supporting Early Childhood Learners (Birth-Grade 2)
Semester Hours: 3
Fall, Spring, Summer
This supervised internship engages teachers in a student advocacy model of assessment and instruction that values cultural and linguistic diversity, and builds upon young learner’s experiences and understandings. The practicum includes a supervised internship as a literacy specialist providing individual and small group literacy support for beginning readers and writers. Interns are responsible for literacy evaluations that document children’s development and understandings, and assessment driven instructional planning including literature engagements, collaborative learning, multimodal invitations, and strategy instruction. There is a focus on working with families and communicating with colleagues; interns prepare biographic profiles documenting literacy development. A 25-hour practicum at the Saltzman Reading/Writing Learning Clinic is required.
Completion of LYST 240 and 241 is required. May not be taken concurrently with LYST 242 .
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