SRJC Course Outlines

6/23/2024 7:25:04 PMCHLD 55.5 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHLD 55.5Title:  LANGUAGE AND LITERACY  
Full Title:  Foundations of Language and Literacy
Last Reviewed:4/10/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CHILD 55.5

Catalog Description:
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This course provides students an overview of current research and pedagogy related to first and second language acquisition and early literacy of children from birth through age eight. Students will observe and document children's language and literacy in classroom settings, create literacy activity plans, compare tools for evaluating language development, and analyze strategies for scaffolding language and literacy.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of CHLD 10

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides students an overview of current research and pedagogy related to first and second language acquisition and early literacy of children from birth through age eight. Students will observe and document children's language and literacy in classroom settings, create literacy activity plans, compare tools for evaluating language development, and analyze strategies for scaffolding language and literacy.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of CHLD 10
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1989Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Use theoretical framework to describe the developmental progression of language and literacy skills in young children, including the learning of multiple languages.
2. Develop strategies for scaffolding and assessing the language and literacy development of young children across a variety of contexts using age-appropriate learning materials.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Explain the five elements of language acquisition (phonetic, semantic, syntactic, morphemic, and pragmatic) and discuss how each contributes to young children's developing language.
2. Observe, document, and analyze young children's language in various educational settings and cultural contexts.
3. Create, demonstrate, and explain a literacy activity plans for scaffolding language development.
4. Explain the role of culture and home language in the development of language competence.
5. Describe the unique and related characteristics of learning one or multiple languages.
6. Compare several informal and formal language and literacy assessment tools and explain their respective educational value.
7. Explain how language interactions in routine activities are a source of language socialization.
8. Describe criteria for selecting and presenting age-appropriate books and other literacy materials including digital media.
9. Describe the developmental progression of typical and atypical emerging literacy from birth through age eight.

Topics and Scope
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I. Five Elements of Language
    A. Phonetic
    B. Semantic
    C. Syntactic
    D. Morphemic
    E. Pragmatic
II. Typical Language Development
    A. Universal sequence
         1. Receptive language
         2. Expressive language
    B. Influence of culture
    C. Second language acquisition
         1. Simultaneous bilingualism
         2. Successive bilingualism
         3. Language loss
    D. Stages of learning first and second language
         1. Observation and listening
         2. Telegraphic and formulaic speech
         3. Fluid language use
         4. Writing and reading
III. Theories of Early Language Acquisition
    A. Nativist perspective
    B. Cognitive developmental perspective
    C. Behaviorist perspective
    D. Interactionist perspective
IV. Varieties of Language
    A. Standard language
    B. Registers
    C. Dialects
V. Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Settings
    A. Observation and documentation
    B. Appropriate literacy materials
    C. Developmentally appropriate literacy activity plans
    D. Formal and informal assessments of children's language
         1. Purpose and types of assessment tool
         2. Connections to classroom use
         3. Sharing assessment results with parents
         4. California Preschool Learning Foundations
VI. Communicative Disorders
VII. Home-School Connections

Assignments:
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Reading Assignments:
1. Weekly reading of text and instructor prepared materials (approximately 25-30 pages)
 
Writing Assignments:
1. Written literacy activity plans that scaffold children's language and literacy development at different ages (2-4 papers, 1000-1500 words each)
2. Research paper on current topics related to children's language development (approximately 1500-2500 words)
 
Skill Demonstrations Assignments:
1. Observation and written analysis of young children's language and literacy in multiple settings (2-4 papers of approximately 1000-2000 words each)
2. Interview parents about home language use with written report (approximately 1500 words)
3. Analysis and in-class presentation on a current tool used to assess children's language development
 
Examination Assignments:
1. Exam(s), including final exam (1-4)
 
Other Assignments:
1. Participation in class activities and discussion

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Literacy activity plans; research paper; written report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 50%
Observations; parent interview; presentation on language assessment tool
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Exam(s)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Participation in class activities and discussions


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts: Early Literacy. 12th ed. Machado, Jeanne M. Wadsworth Publishing. 2022.
Language Development in Early Childhood. 5th ed. Otto, Beverly. Pearson. 2018.
Literacy Learning for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Key Practices for Educators. Souto-Manning et al. NAEYC. 2022.
Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy and Learning. 2nd ed. California Department of Education. 2009 (classic).
Instructor prepared materials
 
Free Online Resouce:
Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy and Learning. California Department of Education. 2nd ed. www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/documents/psenglearnersed2.pdf

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