Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Language and Literacy Development

 Title Abbreviation:   LANG/LITERACY DEVELOP

 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    180

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

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


Prerequisite: ECED& 190.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the continuum of language acquisition and early literacy skills.
  2. Develop evidence-based, appropriate environments and opportunities that support children�s emergent language and literacy skills.
  3. Describe strategies for responding to children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.
  4. Develop ways to facilitate family and child interactions as primary contexts for heritage language and English development.
  5. Analyze images of culture and individual abilities reflected in children�s literature and other learning materials.
  6. Utilize developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive assessment practices for documenting the growth of language and literacy skills.
  7. Demonstrate methods and strategies that are effective in meeting the learning needs of children whose first language is not English.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Form, meaning and function of language.
  2. Children�s literature and the educator�s role.
  3. Environment: Literacy rich classrooms.
  4. Supporting reading, writing, listening, and speaking development (infancy-primary age).
  5. Curriculum to promote language development.
  6. Assessment of language development.