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EDG 603 Language & Literacy in Diverse Classrooms

Course Description:This course provides a comprehensive overview of the important theories and research in language and literacy development and their teaching implications in the diverse classroom. It examines various factors that influence language and literacy development, such as parents’ cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, their educational levels, children’s cognition, gender, emotion, and motivation and engagement. It addresses the language and literacy learning characteristics of children with different abilities. It explores various research based teaching and assessment strategies that will help teachers maximize the learning potentials of all learners in their academic language and literacy development. Candidates are introduced to the five elements of reading and programs that ensure reading success for all. Classroom observations in the adolescent educational settings are required.

Credits

1.5 credits