Prerequisites: 03:352/03:351/06:352.

This course is an introduction to the methods, materials, and rationale for Language Arts in the Early Years classroom. It covers the development of literacy, the influence of outside school experiences on language acquisition and development, the role of linguistics, the inter-relationship of the six areas of Language Arts, organization and development of an effective educational experience for young children and an overview of useful teaching practices and methodology ranging from direct instruction to whole language.

4 lecture hours per week, one term

Successors: 01:370, 01:371, 02:342, 02:474.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 02:458 in the BU Course Transfer Database.