2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECED 385 Advanced Language and Literacy Methods (3 credits)

Prerequisite Admission into the BAS-T program.

Course Description
Refine teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development for children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse at each developmental stage (birth-third grade) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading. There will be an emphasis on strategies for teaching reading and how to support each stage of literacy development across genres and purposes. Strategies for supporting families as they assist their children in learning language and literacy will also be addressed.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe the developmental progression of language, communication, and literacy skills in children from birth through grade three.

2. Analyze and apply various theories and techniques of language and literacy learning and instruction for young children, which encompass cross-cultural and individual needs.

3. Assess literacy curriculum and plan lessons to support the literacy development of children from birth through grade three who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.

4. Assess early learning environments for the presence of materials and practices that support language and literacy development.

5. Identify or develop formative and summative assessments for children’s language and literacy skills.

6. Articulate how media and technology influence young children’s language and literacy development and choose developmentally appropriate technological tools for use when working with children.

7. Create activities that families can use at home to support their children’s language and literacy development.

8. Incorporate the major components of reading and writing in creating lesson plans to support children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.

9. Identify achievement gaps in local schools, articulate factors that may contribute to them, and develop strategies to address them.

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