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ED 408. Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School

Credits: 3
Department: Teacher Development
Description: Instructional strategies, program organization and theories of literacy in Reading and Language Arts for elementary school children.
Prerequisites: ED 305, 2.75 GPA
Corequisites: ED 404, ED 406, ED 407, ED 412, ED 420
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe phonological awareness, the connection between phonological awareness and reading achievement, and the instructional progression of phonological awareness.
2. Examine critical debates within the field of literacy instruction and develop a rationale for positions taken on stated issues.
3. Acquire, integrate and implement skills as a beginning teacher that demonstrate transfer of knowledge from theory to practice.
4. Distinguish planning strategies that demonstrate the ability to acquire and implement multi-cultural, gender fair inclusive learning tasks and assessments.
5. Interpret national, state and local standards to build a context of knowledge that supports effective teaching and learning strategies.

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