CHD 119 - Introduction to Reading Methods

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Focuses on promoting language and literacy skills as the foundation for emergent reading. Emphasizes phonetic awareness and alphabetic principles, print awareness and concepts, comprehension and early reading and writing. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for exceptional children and English Language Learners.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

To develop the students skills in planning and implementing language arts activities for children in late preschool and kindergarten through third grade. Emphasis is placed on assessment of language arts materials and trends in reading and writing instruction. The course is designed for educators teaching children in the early childhood age range.

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