This course focuses on the theories of language development and the relationship of language learning to the development of writing. Major themes of the course include theoretical frameworks, instructional, and curricular issues underpinning of language and writing development of young children and the need of designing language and writing instruction sensitive to the diverse backgrounds of children. Students will examine the major aspects of language and writing development such as cognition, texts, context, culture, and gender, etc. Specifically, students will examine important issues related to assessment and instruction in the teaching of writing.
Only students enrolled in BA Ed. degree program.