ECE 7730:Development of Language and Literacy Skills
2 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Montessori Graduate Certificate program or M.Ed. program.
The structured sequence of language activities offered in this course will prepare students to help children achieve maximum development of language and literacy skills. Students will learn to provide children with vocabulary related to the child’s life experiences at home, in school, and in the community. The classified nomenclature of Geography, Zoology, History, Science, and the Arts will also expand the child’s vocabulary and world view. Students will use research-based keywords and other materials to help children develop phonemic awareness and to achieve sound-symbol association. Students will learn to present writing activities which facilitate the development of skills in reading. This course includes an extensive field experience. Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field.
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