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LAE

LAE 2000   LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: EEC 1603. This course is an introductory study of speech and language development from birth to eight years of age. Emphasis is on the application of language arts activities in early childhood settings. This course requires 15 field experience hours in early childhood care and education settings. 47 contact hours.

LAE 4414   LANGUAGE ARTS FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN/PRIMARY EDUCATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies BS. Pre- or corequisite EEC 3204. This course is designed to increase the student’s understanding of the fundamentals of early literacy, early reading skills and reading development in children three to eight years of age (prekindergarten to grade three.) Literacy development will be explored along with the understanding that communication is a whole process in which speaking, listening, using written symbols and reading symbols are closely connected. The course explores activities that foster a balanced, positive, constructive and appropriate attitude towards literacy in young children as reflected in college classroom performance and practical application. The course requires 15 field experience hours in an early childhood setting. 47 contact hours.

LAE 4416   INTERMEDIATE LITERACY 3-6: WRITING AND THINKING

credits: 2  

This course is an introduction to writing instruction and the best methods to use with students in grades three through six. This course will examine the development of writing instruction over the past thirty years and provide knowledge about those who have been most influential in its evolution. This course will examine, among many other things, the writing process, the use of a daily writing workshop for instructional purposes, materials to use for instructing and assessing writing, the place of literature in the writing classroom and ways to use writing to enhance thinking throughout all curriculum areas. 30 contact hours.


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