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Graduate Catalog 2013-14

ED 555 Reading and Language Arts: Grades PK-2

Introduces students to the teaching of reading by exploring the nature of the reading process and the major approaches and skills needed to enhance literacy learning in the classroom for all students. It focuses on the understanding of literacy development of young children, ages preschool through second grade. Using the Virginia Standards of Learning as the framework, students will examine language learning and tailor that instruction for diverse populations. Theoretical foundations of methodologies that research and practice have indicated to be successful are explored. Teaching strategies for special populations are demonstrated throughout the course. Field experience: 20 hours. Prerequisites: ED 502 or ED 509, and ED 503. (3)

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