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    Neumann University
  Nov 20, 2017
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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LSECE 302 Math and Reading Methods

6 Credits

This course focuses on the foundations for early literacy learning and the instructional strategies for teaching beginning reading, writing, and math from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 4. All aspects of the literacy curriculum and teaching young children reading skills before the age of formal instruction are investigated. An emphasis is placed upon effective and developmentally appropriate strategies for young children. Additionally, students examine issues that impact literacy learning, such as diversity, home-school connections, the role of play in learning, creating a print-rich environment, and oral language development. Students also learn how to implement specific literacy assessments in order to make sound instructional strategies for developing beginning readers and writers. In addition, an introduction to the teaching of mathematics to children Grades PK–4 is presented through an examination of methodologies that are appropriate to the physical and cognitive developmental stages of these children. Throughout the semester, students are provided with opportunities to gain confidence in teaching math concepts that are developmentally appropriate at this level.

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