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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESL600 Foundations of Language and Literacy Development (1-3 cr.)

This course explores the theoretical and scientific underpinnings of literacy development as a basis for developing effective K-12 reading programs. Major topics include knowledge of the relationships between spoken and written language, the historical evolution of English, processes of reading, motivational aspects, stages of reading, spelling, and writing development, and major historical and current instructional approaches and programs for literacy development. Qualitative and quantitative research regarding literacy acquisition and applications to designing balanced reading programs are addressed. This course is also an applied introduction to the study of linguistics as it relates to the teaching of English to non-native speakers. It is divided into language as a system (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), the social factors affecting language acquisition and development, and the relationship of learning English to that of learning other languages.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Evaluate how limited English proficiency affects learning. C1, SMU2, (K)
  2. Analyze the differences between literacy development in the first language and the second language, and the implications for teaching second language learners. E1, SMU4, (K)
  3. Apply basic linguistic concepts. G1, SMU6, (K, A)
  4. Outline the features of English including phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. G2, SMU6, (K, A)
  5. Relate knowledge of English to other languages. G3, SMU6, (K)
  6. Summarize the history and development of the English language. G4, SMU6, (K, A)
  7. Apply educational principles relevant to the physical, social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development of children, preadolescents, and adolescents. K1, SMU9, (K, A)

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