Children's Literature for Educators (3)
Corequisite: EEC 4301
This course examines content and teaching strategies for teaching reading through the use of children's literature. Emphasis is on the identification of high-quality literature and the development of disciplinary literacy. Students will learn to scaffold student learning by applying the principles of research-based reading instruction and integrating the six components of reading. Students will engage in the systematic problem-solving and will plan for multilevel classrooms with learners from diverse backgrounds using researched based strategies aligned to standards. In addition to class meetings, a minimum of 10 hours of field experience in a diverse age-3 to grade-12 setting are required. Successful completion of this course is a grade of C or better. This is an ESOL (2010) infused class, and satisfies Florida Reading Endorsement (2011) Competency Two (Application of Research-Based Instructional Practices).