ECE 4300: Language, Literacy and Social Studies Methods (2024-2025)

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This course explores current research and best practices in teaching language and literacy to young children (P-3). It focuses upon language development in all four domains (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and emergent reader activities, including phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and word identification, reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension activities. Additionally, it addresses standards-based instruction, formative and summative assessments. Students will design lesson plans based on standards to teach reading. This course also provides a basic introduction to Social Studies Methods for early childhood (P-3) teachers. It will focus on instruction of the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structure of Social Studies, using culturally and linguistically appropriate skills and strategies. This will be carried out through a focus on a variety of instructional tools. Typically offered: Autumn.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Autumn 724 3 Kris Mensonides Gritter
1:00PM-3:30 PM
Peterson Hall 302
11 of 15 seats open
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Restrictions: Early Childhood Education, Education Certification majors only.
Attributes: Upper-Division
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term

(ECE 3300: C or better)