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This course is designed for undergraduate students interested in (1) language &literacy development in early childhood, and (2) teaching reading/writing to young English Language Learners. This course will provide a critical examination of how to help young children read and write, particularly in ELL contexts. During this course, students will have opportunities to examine a variety of issues related to teaching literacy to young children, including oral/written language development, emergent literacy/biliteracy, reading fluency, reading comprehension, phonics and vocabulary development, early writing acquisition, differentiation of instruction, children’s literature, assessment in early literacy, effective reading/writing strategies, parental involvement, and reading-writing connections. Also, different theories and philosophies regarding children’s language/literacy development will be addressed. Developmentally appropriate practices will be also integrated throughout the course.