Cochise College

CATALOG 2015-16

ECE 156 Children's Literature and Children's Literacy (3)

Prerequisite(s): Placement in or completion of ENG 100.

Recommended Preparation: Concurrent employment in an early childhood care or education facility, or concurrent enrollment in Cooperative Education in an early childhood care or education facility.

An overview of the process by which children become literate (able to read and write), with emphasis on language growth from birth to age five. An extensive survey with key examples of literature and language activities which support children's readiness for literacy. Implications of family and social input, including mixed or multiple languages and inclusion of literature from a variety of languages and cultures. Consideration of special cases (hearing or vision impaired, for example) and of the relationship of spoken to written language. Application to childcare or preschool setting.

3 hours lecture.