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Undergraduate Course Details
Number EDU 250A
Title Language and Literacy Development
Credits 3.0


This introductory course focuses on language and literacy development for children from preschool through elementary school. Emergent literacy skill, including oral language, phonemic awareness and concepts of print, will be explored. The processes involved in the reading and writing development of a first or second language learner, including vocabulary knowledge, word analysis, fluency and reading comprehension, will be emphasized. In addition, students will learn to use children?s literature, technology, and other materials in support of children?s reading and writing development. Three lecture hours per week. Required for all Education majors with Early Childhood and Elementary concentrations. Prerequisite: EDU 100 or EDU 105.