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Graduate Course Details
Number EDU 739
Title Literacy Instruction and Assessment in the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites EDU 725, EDU 737 or permission of student?s program coordinator. Required: 25 hour Pre-practicum field experience


This course focuses on evidence-based strategies for teaching reading and writing to all children in a multicultural setting. Topics include word analysis, comprehension, vocabulary, writing, guided reading, and independent reading. The role of literacy assessment in differentiating instruction will be emphasized and students will complete a case study of a child?s literacy development with recommendations for instruction.