2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 359 - Teaching Reading to Young Children

3 hours
This course is designed specifically for candidates preparing to teach preschool through grade three. The teacher’s role in nurturing emergent literacy, including both reading and writing, will be developed as well as use of appropriate technology and instructional strategies in young readers. Because early literacy experiences are learned through a healthy, balanced experiential environment in the home, one feature of the course will include parental involvement in the reading experiences. Other areas to be covered will include classroom environment, thinking about print and writing, shared reading, literature- based reading, language experience, phonemic awareness and phonics instruction vocabulary, comprehension, balanced literacy, basal reading, assessment, and creating books. Includes a field experience. Satisfactory completion of field experiences are to be completed concurrently in EDUC 175 , EDUC 275 , or EDUC 375 . Prerequisite(s): EDUC 280 . UG