This course will address the research, theory and instructional practices related to teaching literacy. Specific attention will be paid to language acquisition (first and second language) and early literacy development. Candidates will engage in culturally responsive teaching through a comprehensive, balanced literacy program that includes integrating early literacy strategies, a wide variety of multicultural texts, work analysis, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension support. Candidates will learn how to conduct informal and formal literacy assessments in order to plan instruction. Approximately eight hours of daytime focused field experiences (observations, teaching, assessments and individual tutoring) at a partner school are required. Prerequisite: ENG-320. Corequisite: EDU-304.