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Spring 2020 Catalog 
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EN 200 - Foundation of Literacy Instruction

Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide the student with an in-depth analysis of literacy instruction. The student will study and practice literacy theories along with components of the language, reading and writing processes. Additionally, the student will learn and apply the New York State Learning Standards to the coursework. Based on a student/teacher consultation the student will complete either an in-service placement with a local school district or literacy project.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • understand the key terms and concepts of literacy research;
  • demonstrate the major strategies of the current knowledge base in literacy pedagogy;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the elements of the language, reading, and writing process, along with comprehension, fluency, word recognition, decoding, vocabulary, and spelling;
  • design activities and lesson plans to teach literacy;
  • apply various methods of assessment in reading and writing;
  • utilize and integrate current technological tools to enhance learning to read and write in an ever-changing world;
  • understand the special needs of today’s learners; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the New York State Learning Standards.

Prerequisites: EN 110 or permission of the instructor.
F/S (C, N, S)