Foundations of Literacy



This is the first course in the reading core and provides an overview to the study and teaching of literacy.

Course Description:

The Foundations of Literacy course provides a scientifically based foundation in the cognitive, socio-cultural, linguistic, and motivational influences on literacy and language development. The course presents the key scientifically based reading research foundations needed to understand how reading develops and effective methods and strategies used to teach literacy skills to young children through young adults. Topics include understanding reading research, cognitive psychology’s contributions to understanding the reading process, language development, the sequence of learning to read, the essential components of reading instruction, and an introduction to the most effective approaches to teaching reading across the grade bands.

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