Word Study: Phonics, Spelling, And Vocabulary Instruction

This course develops understandings for integrating developmentally appropriate phonological awareness, phonics, and spelling instruction into the language arts program and for increasing students’ vocabulary knowledge. The importance of assessment-guided instruction is emphasized. Major topics include the development of word knowledge from emergent literacy through adulthood, strategies for instruction, the relationship of language and literacy acquisition, the role of assessment, and parental involvement.