Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education

Course Number: ECE 236
Transcript Title: Lang & Literacy in ECE
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: February 23, 2016
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Course Description

Provides an overview of language and literacy development in children from infancy to age 8. Explores the design and use a variety of language and literacy development activities with young children. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

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

  1. Understandthe process of normal language development in young children
  2. Apply an understanding of the teacher's multiple roles in facilitating language development.
  3. Recognize different genresof literature written for children,infancy to age 8, and its function.
  4. Evaluate and select literature for young children.
  5. Present children's literature using a variety of methods.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include: written observations, journal reflections, self-assessment, professional plan, quizzes, group projects, research papers, book reviews, oral presentations and problem solving activities and assignments.

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include: group discussions, reflections, key terms and assignments, observations, community interviews, portfolio work collection, and individual/group assignments.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Language Development in early childhood education
  • Teacher’s role in language development inearly childhood education
  • Literature genres for early childhood education
  • Evaluation of early childhood education literature
  • Presentationof literature to young children using a variety of methods

Department Notes

NAEYC standards that relate are Standard #5 – Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum

Core Knowledge categories – Learning Environment and Curriculum (LEC)