ECAE 3102 Development of Language and Literacy in Young Children: General and Special Education
2 hours recitation, 2 hours supervised field experience;3 credits
Language acquisition in the early years; typical and atypical development. Planning and implementing curriculum for emergent literacy. Psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic factors in literacy; narrative structures in children's oral language and in children's literature. Consideration of the needs of English language learners. Role of families and cultural communities in language and literacy development, with a particular focus on the urban experience. Study of children's literature, texts, and materials, including on-line resources. Communication and early literacy in an integrated early childhood curriculum that includes the arts and the humanities. Development of teaching portfolio.
Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 2003 and 2004. Prerequisite or corequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 3101.