Teacher Education
 

Teaching Literacy in the Primary Grades (K-2)

Teaching Literacy in the Primary Grades (K-2)
Instructional practices for teaching children the literacy concepts, skills, and strategies they need to learn in grades K-2. Assessing, monitoring, and evaluating children's literacy knowledge and learning in grades K-2.
EL ED
333
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesEL ED 323; Concurrent enrollment in El Ed 332.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining EL ED 333
Course Outcomes: 

Assessment

Teacher candidates will be able to administer, score, and interpret a variety of assessments appropriate for use in screening, diagnostic, monitoring, and outcome literacy assessment in primary grades (e.g., running records, Clay's observation survey, phonemic awareness assessment, DIBELS). (See ILA Standard 3)

Literacy Environment

Teacher candidates will be able to identify and evaluate key aspects of an effective literacy environment in a primary grade classroom. (See ILA Standard 5)

Instruction

Teacher candidates will be able to plan and implement primary grade literacy instruction for whole class, small groups, and individual students (e.g., read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, independent reading, shared writing interactive writing, language experience). (See ILA Standard 2)

Learner Development

Teacher candidates will plan and implement primary grade literacy instruction that is linked to student backgrounds across a variety of diverse characteristics. (See ILA Standard 4)

Curriculum

Teacher candidates will use foundational knowledge to design and/or implement instruction that develops primary grade students' word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge and reading/writing connections. (See ILA Standard 2)

Professional Learning

Teacher candidates will examine their dispositions and orientation regarding their own reading and writing and the teaching of reading and writing, and pursue the development of individual professional knowledge and behaviors. (See ILA Standard 6)