EDUC 0657 - Applying Linguistics to the Teaching of Literacy

Credits: 3

The purpose of this course is to assist students in understanding and applying linguistic principles related to the teaching of word identification and word meaning skills. Data teams led by Reading Specialist candidates examine the specific linguistic strengths and patterns of the English language learners (ELLs) and native speakers to determine appropriate assessments. They then use authentic data to determine appropriate interventions to improve students' understanding and use of English and to support their literacy development. Thirty (30) field hours are required for Reading Specialist candidates. (No field hours are required of students who are not in the Reading Specialist Program).

Prerequisites: An Undergraduate or Graduate level course in teaching reading.

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