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 Course Title:   Lang/Literacy Develop

 Title Abbreviation:   LANG/LITERACY DEVELOP

 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    180

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
EWU 305 See WSU note
PLU 428 See WSU note
WSU 307 Higher division course numbers established for teacher education courses. Preparation for early childhood professions also requires the same coursework. Both preparations are in accordance with state requirements. Courses numbers reflect traditional methods of preparation that are now converging.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the importance of program-family connections.
  2. Articulate the importance of culturally responsive educational practices.
  3. Apply strategies for language development in children.
  4. Observe stages in receptive and expressive language development.
  5. Understand the role of childrenís literature and text for developing language arts skills.
  6. Discuss the major language acquisition theories.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

Course Contents

  1. Form, meaning and function of language.
  2. Childrenís literature and the educatorís role.
  3. Environment: Literacy rich classrooms.
  4. Supporting reading, writing, listening, and speaking development (infancy-primary age).
  5. Curriculum to promote language development.
  6. Assessment of language development.