This course was designed to cover all phonics requirements established by the Ohio Department of Education as they relate to IS/MC needs. Upon completing the course teacher candidates will be knowledgeable about the phonemic and morphemic systems of language as well as the graphophonemic, syntactic, and semantic cueing systems. This information will be understood as it relates to the age appropriate language processes of reading, writing, talking, and viewing/listening. Candidates will gain an historical perspective on the teaching of phonics through an overview of learning and reading theory. The role of language acquisition, language deficiencies/delays, culture, and dialect differences as they relate to phonics will be studied, as well as the role of phonics in spelling, word recognition, and decoding. Diverse methods for teaching sound/symbol relationships, word recognition, vocabulary, syntax, and comprehension for early childhood (including appropriate use of technology) will be taught to and practiced by all teacher candidates. A supervised 15-hour field experience in an IS/MC setting will include observation, tutoring with classroom teacher guidance, lesson planning, teaching lessons prepared under the guidance of the course instructor and/or the classroom teacher and authentic assessment of a student’s emerging literacy.
Offered for 3 Semester hours.