Sep 26, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CDEV 321 - Teaching Reading and Language Arts to Pre-school Children 3 hours

The study of how to teach emergent reading skills to pre-school children. Students learn to apply the modalities of language to early literacy experiences, investigate instructional approaches and methods of teaching reading. Phonemic and phonological awareness and resulting phonics as well as whole language methods are incorporated into a balanced reading approach. Teaching strategies, unique uses of children’s literature, and early writing processes are also investigated. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Cross-listed as EDUC 321 Prerequisites: EDUC 100  and EDUC 300 , or EDUC 505; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.