EDAM 5001. Early Literacy: Guiding Principles and Language Development (K-3)

Three credits

This course will set the stage for the entire Comprehensive Early Literacy Series. It begins by introducing Scientifically-Based Reading Research, and what it means regarding teaching students to read. Comprehensive Literacy Instruction and the principles that guide it will be covered. The Gradual Release of Responsibility Model will be introduced as a strategy for moving students to independent learning. Finally, the importance of language development instruction and how it relates to guiding principles will be connected. Prerequisite course for the MS in Education with a major in Early Childhood Literacy program.