ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Development • 3 Cr.


Teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development examined at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain the continuum of language acquisition and early literacy skills. 
  • Develop evidence-based, appropriate environments and opportunities that support children's emergent language and literacy skills. 
  • Describe strategies for responding to children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse. 
  • Develop ways to facilitate family and child interactions as primary contexts for heritage language and English development. 
  • Analyze images of culture and individual abilities reflected in children's literature and other learning materials. 
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive assessment practices for documenting the growth of language and literacy skills