12 Clock Hours / 1.2 CEUs
The Road to Reading Course Description:
This course applies to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Learn ways to facilitate children's early language and literacy development and to engage parents in the process. Course covers tips for reading aloud to children, including tip sheets you can share with parents, wonderful ways to include reading and writing in your daily curriculum and an annotated book-list. Engaging and fun suggestions include setting up a postal service within your center, creating loaner book backpacks, and many other ideas. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
Learning Outcomes: After completing The Road to Reading you will be able to explain the importance of language in children's lives; explain long-term benefits of early literacy development; select developmentally appropriate books for children; and identify milestones on children's road to reading.Read more.
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Topics Covered in The Road to Reading:
- Long-term benefits of early language and literacy development
- Strategies to facilitate and support early language and literacy
- Characteristics of good books for children
- Milestones on
children's road to reading
- Ways to explain developmentally appropriate
early literacy development practices to parents
- System for monitoring
the use of literacy-development strategies in the classroom
- Ways that
projects enhance literacy development
- Strategies for helping
second-language learners achieve language-learning success
for helping children develop writing skills
- Ways to engage parents in
their child's early literacy development
- Annotated list of children's
- Tip sheets to share with families relating to reading aloud to
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.
Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes and Short Essay Assignments.
Comments on The Road to Reading:
"This is the first course that I have taken from Care Courses & I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very informative, current with today's society, & easy to access on the computer. I like getting my test results immediately. I look forward to enjoying other courses for my training requirements in Tennessee." - Memphis, Tennessee
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