Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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EDUC 243 - Processes and Acquisition of Literacy

Designed to provide teacher candidates and in-service teachers with the foundations related to literacy processes and acquisition. Effective literacy teaching begins with a deep understanding of the component processes associated with reading and writing and the ways that students develop into skilled and motivated readers and writers. The course is organized along five major themes: the component processes involved in reading and writing; the nature and structure of the English language; the ways that native English speakers and English learners differ in the ways they read and write; the developmental phases associated with learning to read and write for native English speakers and English learners, and the many factors that influence literacy development. Where appropriate, students in this course will also explore how to assess literacy processes and acquisition. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in EDUC 201 , or consent of department. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Explain literacy through specific structures and relationships between the various stages of literacy.
  • Describe evidence-based practices that lead to literacy acquisition and interventions to support students at varying levels of literacy.
  • Research current and emerging trends in literacy to enhance specific practices for culturally and linguistically diverse students.

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