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Highlighting Literacy in the Early Years

Course #: 02-1033

Price: $24.00

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Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • IACET: 0.4 CEUs
  • All Other Organizations: 6.00 Hours
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Course Description

***This course will be expiring on 05/30/2021. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

Course Description

Literacy practices develop for early learners when they understand how language works and have the dispositions and capacities to use language purposefully to express and develop ideas, interact with others, and interpret and create texts in their various forms. This continuing education course was developed using material from the Tasmania Department of Education to support school improvement, quality teaching, and professional learning that will enhance literacy for young learners and promote development across all years of schooling as well as across the curriculum.  Whole school approaches to literacy are presented along with key elements for providing a stimulating literacy environment. Specific topics include oral language, reading and writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.  In addition, strategies for planning, teaching and learning, and assessment of literacy are discussed.

Course Objectives

1. Describe how literacy is developed in the early years and how its evolution occurs across the curriculum.

2. List the predominant skills and understandings students need to become literate.

3. Discuss the characteristics of effective literacy teachers and how whole school approaches can enhance the literacy environment.

4. Identify overall strategies to plan and teach for literacy, as well as to monitor and assess.

5. Highlight the key elements for teaching and learning literacy, oral language, reading and writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.

6. Evaluate methods to support teachers as they provide literacy instruction.

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Course Date: 2019-08-01

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