Foundations of Literacy
Historical and theoretical perspective of literacy-related issues and challenges. Implications for making well-informed decisions that benefit all students.
T ED
620
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMembership in teacher education cohort or instructor's consent.
 TaughtFall
Course Outcomes: 


Sciences of Literacy

The candidates will demonstrate knowledge of psychological, sociological, and linguistic foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction (IRA standard 1.1).

Reading

The candidates will demonstrate knowledge of reading research and histories of reading (IRA Standard 1.2).

Development Variations

The candidates will demonstrate knowledge of language development and reading acquisition and the variations related to cultural and linguistic diversity (IRA standard 1.3).

Integration of Major Components

The candidates will demonstrate knowledge of the major components of reading (phonemic awareness, word identification and phonics, vocabulary and background knowledge, fluency, comprehension strategies, and motivation), and how they are integrated in fluent reading (IRA Standard 1.4).