This course is Part 1 of a two-course literacy sequence designed to introduce the pre-service teacher to the theory and practice of elementary curriculum and instruction in the areas of reading, language arts, and children's literature. Campus and elementary school experiences emphasize best practice in literacy instruction for meeting the diverse needs of all students. The course presents developmentally appropriate practice for kindergarten, primary, and intermediate grades, the current knowledge base of research, and recommendations for professional development. As the introductory course in literacy, it focuses on language development, assessment and interpretation of relevant data regarding literacy processes, and serves as the knowledge base for understanding curricular development in and applications for literacy in the elementary classroom. Participants will research critical issues in the field of literacy development. Prerequisite: TEGR 510.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017