Course

ECE 9: Language and Literacy for the Young Child


This course covers the development of language in children and outlines experiences and techniques that enable children to further that development. You’ll learn how to promote oral language abilities through the active use of books, poetry, dramatic play and group discussions. You’ll gain insight into grammar, phonology and semantics; common speech problems, and language arts curricula that can help foster literacy in the classroom. The course also reviews the reading process along with various reading theories and issues.

Topics include:

  • Language development
  • Early literacy
  • Classroom library
  • Classroom environment
  • Storytelling, poetry, dramatic play
  • Reading and writing
  • Language arts curricula


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