EDRU 9066: Literacy Instruction for the Early-Childhood Classroom

Infuse your early-childhood classroom with developmentally-appropriate strategies designed to increase critical, pre-reading skills. Explore the many ways your early-childhood classroom can become a springboard for literacy. Research shows students with well-developed literacy skills, including Phonemic Awareness and a broad vocabulary, are better prepared to become successful readers and writers. Through a self-survey of your early-childhood classroom, you will develop a personalized plan to increase literacy in your classroom that fits your unique teaching style.

Course Objectives

In this course, participants will

  • Explore elements of literacy as they relate to early-childhood education
  • Survey your early-learning classroom for elements of literacy, identifying areas that may benefit from additional literacy activities
  • Investigate various literacy activities included in the required textbook
  • Develop a personalized plan to increase literacy in your classroom

Required Course Materials

Beaty, J. (2013). 50 Early Childhood Literacy Strategies, 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Course Relation to Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Course Relation to California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP)

  • Standard 1: Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning
  • Standard 3: Understanding and Organizing Subject Matter for Student Learning
  • Standard 4: Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for All Students

Course Relation to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation

  • Standard 5: Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum
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