2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CEDUC 2401 Literacy Learning

This is a foundational course that provides an understanding of fundamental principles and methods of instruction in reading, writing, listening, and oral communication in early childhood and elementary school settings. Students will explore pedagogy and assessment to meet the needs of diverse students using a balanced literacy framework. Through cognitive apprenticeship, students will analyze, construct, and reflect on instructional methods for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, guided reading, and writing. Students will synthesize their knowledge through classroom observation and the administration of an informal reading inventory to pinpoint the specific instructional needs of a student. Throughout the course, students will reflect on the implications of a sociocultural view on literacy learning with an eye toward equity, social justice, inclusion, critical literacy, and multicultural education. Students will learn to draw from the Massachusetts English Language Arts frameworks and the Literacy Common Core in order to meet the objectives of the course.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

CEDUC 1352. A grade of C+ or higher in this course is a prerequisite to student teaching.

Offered

Offered Fall and Spring semesters.

Notes

This course has assigned to it specific competencies which students must fulfill in order to receive a passing grade.