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(ELED 320) Methods of Literacy Instruction for the Emergent Reader

Theory and methods of teaching handwriting, spelling, listening, oral and written communication, and grammar are emphasized in this course.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Pre- or corequisite EDU 312
Offered Fall, Spring
Programs Elementary Education (BS), Education Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of literacy and language and the role of literacy professionals in schools.
  2. Use foundational knowledge to critique and implement literacy curricula which meets the needs of all.
  3. Use foundational knowledge to design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based literacy instruction for all learners.
  4. Understand valid, reliable, fair, and appropriate assessment tools to screen, diagnose, and measure student literacy achievement; inform instruction; explain assessment results and advocate for appropriate literacy practices to relevant stakeholders.
  5. Demonstrate ability to create classrooms that are inclusive and affirming.
  6. Meet the developmental needs of all learners to use a variety of print and digital materials to engage and motivate all learners; integrate digital technologies in appropriate, safe, and effective ways; foster a positive climate that supports a literacy-rich learning environment.
  7. Recognize the importance of ongoing professional learning as part of career-long leadership roles and responsibilities.