EDAM 5004. Developing Comprehension, Part I (K-3)
The course begins with a review of the core beliefs about teaching and learning, the Guiding Principles, and the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model. The learner will then understand what comprehension is and why it should be studied, including the role of oral language, phonics, fluency, and vocabulary development. This will be followed by an introduction to literary genres and elements and structures of text. The learner will then consider comprehension strategies, as well as how comprehension can be assessed.
Prerequisite: EDAM 5001 Early Literacy: Guiding Principles and Language Development (K-3)