Elementary Literacy III: Foundations of Literature

Using a contemplative approach to literacy, this course provides an overview of trade books, differentiated by reading level, and media for students grades K-8. This course includes critically reading, selecting, and evaluating materials appropriate for grade-level literary and interdisciplinary instruction. A range of genres, illustrators, and authors are explored, including multicultural trade books representing a diverse student population. This course addresses the needs of all students by incorporating listening, speaking, reading, and writing in literacy instruction. The development of text sets and integrated units of study aligned to CDE Quality teaching standards, Culturally Linguistic standards, and CDE Elementary academic standards is presented. Includes practicum hours. Prerequisite: EDU345.
Course Number: EDU445
Units: 3.0