NYU Steinhardt

Language and Literacy in the Early Years

  • Course Number: LITC-GE 2001
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Examination of issues, theories, processes & contexts involved in oral language & early literacy development, & the implications for curriculum & instruction in early childhood settings, birth through grade two. Integrated approaches to teaching methods & materials for literacy curriculum for the diverse language & learning needs of young children in a variety of early childhood settings & communities with special emphasis on 1) the relationship between oral language & literacy development in home, school, & community including strategies to support a language rich environment; 2) the reciprocity between reading & writing development in one language & in multiple languages; & 3) ongoing assessment of student progress.
  • Old Course Number: E26.2001