This course is designed to introduce the student to the four components of language arts- listening, speaking, reading and writing- and how these are interrelated throughout the early childhood curriculum. The whole language approach will be emphasized as well as incorporating children’s literature into the curriculum. The student will have the opportunity to develop skills in different methods of presenting literature-reading stories, storytelling, flannel board stories, cut-a-story, etc. This course concentrates on teaching environmental strategies to support the English Language Learner (ELL). Course content includes children ranging in ages from birth – eight years old.
TEXT: Experiences in Language Arts 11e, Cengage Learning 2016 www.cengage.com/global
Three credit hour course.
FORMAT: Blended course that meets every other week during the day for three hours, fall semester only.