Language and Literacy

This course introduces you to the pedagogy of language and literacy at the early childhood level. Learn about the basic constructs of reading instruction and how reading, literacy, and cognitive processes are developed.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand how students learn to read
  • Understand language development
  • Knowledge of how cognitive processes are developed
Language and Literacy

$99

Plus membership

3 Credits

All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

$99

Plus membership

3 Credits

All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

$99

Plus membership

3 Credits

About This Course

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ACE Approved 2023

Our Language and Literacy education course introduces you to the pedagogy of language and literacy at the early childhood level. Learn about the basic constructs of reading instruction, such as language development, emergent literacy concepts, phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, invented spelling, decoding/encoding, and vocabulary and comprehension strategies. This language and literacy course introduces you to the theoretical foundations of reading and explores how reading, literacy, and cognitive processes are developed.

Course Outcomes

Specify the experiences children need from birth to age nine to prepare them to learn, read, and succeed in school.

Identify early interactions with adults and peers, the Pre K – 4 teaching methods and curricula, and comprehensive interventions that support learning and development, specifically in domains that prepare children from diverse backgrounds for kindergarten and the early grades.

Know the range of development, normative and non-normative, inter-and intra-variability for all children, including special learning and developmental needs from Pre K through nine years of age in the following areas of language: receptive vocabulary, expressive vocabulary, auditory comprehension, and pragmatic language.

Effectively apply the principles and theories of child development, including: a) Developmentally-appropriate practices, b) Constructivism, and c) Socio-cultural theory

Become familiar with a four-processor model of reading (context, meaning, phonological, and orthographic) and understand that reading depends on language proficiency.

Explain the relationship between phoneme awareness, phonological processing, and phonics.

Define, identify, and segment important linguistic units including vowels, consonants, syllables, and onset-rime.

Emphasize the role of vocabulary knowledge in reading comprehension and identify the ways in which word meanings are learned, in oral and written language.

Make overt connections between and across the curriculum, students’ lives, literature, and literacy.

Recognize phonological influences on children’s inventive spelling.

Acquire adequate knowledge of literacy content, and related researchbased pedagogy, based on sound educational psychology principles.

Build and reinforce relationships between early spoken language and early pre-literacy abilities and consider influences of parent-child interactions in early shared storybook interactions.

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Course Text

Prefer the hard copy? Simply purchase from your favorite textbook reseller; you will still get the eTextbook for free. The required eTextbook for this course is included with your course purchase at no additional cost.

Creative literacy in action: Birth through nine

Towell, J., Powell, K., & Brown, S. (2018). Creative literacy in action: Birth through nine. Boston, MA: Cengage

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