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EELBĀ 616. Advanced Reading/Language Arts (Primary Language) Curriculum and Pedagogy. 4 Units.

Research-based materials, methods, and strategies for teaching reading/language arts, including explicit systematic, meaningful instruction in basic reading skills and comprehension strategies to meet the needs of English learners, proficient English learners, and learners with special needs, including learners with varied reading levels and language backgrounds. Emphasis on emergent reading and writing behaviors, balanced literacy components, and literature. Part of the course will be taught in Spanish. Requires a minimum six-hour field component including participation with beginning readers in an approved Multiple Subject (BCLAD) setting. In addition, students will be required to conduct a case study research project tracking a beginning reader and writers literacy/biliteracy development across time. Fulfills credential requirement for EELB 316. Formerly EELB 646.