Connecting Oral & Written Language, Toomey, Summer 2019

Course Number: EDU 5620 C02
Instructor: Fran Toomey
Location: Stern Center for Language & Learning, Williston, VT
Dates and Times:

June 27 and 28, July 29 and 30, August 8 and 9 (9:30-2:30) and      October 7, 14 and 28, November 8 and 15 (3:00-6:00)

Credits: 3 graduate credits
Tuition: Set by and payable to Stern Center for Language & Learning

Note: Please register directly with the Stern Center for Language & Learning. The Stern Center will then give you the link to Castleton's online registration form. All payments are due and payable to the Stern Center for Language & Learning.

Course Description

This course focuses on a range of oral/written connections that impact literacy. It will enable participants to understand normal language development and the relationship between oral and written language in light of individual, cultural and contextual influences in order to use that knowledge to develop case studies and plan instruction. 

Course Goals & Objectives

Course Goals:

To enable participants to understand normal language development and the relationship between oral and written language in light of individual, cultural and contextual influences in order to use that knowledge to develop case studies and plan instruction.

Course Objectives:

  1. To be able to identify a child’s oral language development, strengths and challenges
  2. To be able to describe how oral and written language are connected
  3. To be able to identify individual differences in children
  4. To be able to identify cultural and contextual factors influencing the development and growth of language/literacy skills.
  5. To be able to use the knowledge gained to develop case studies
  6. To use case study knowledge to plan instruction

Required Texts

(Required texts are not included in course cost.)

Speaking and Listening for Preschool Through Third Grade, Lauren B. Resnick and Catherine E. Snow, New Standards, International Reading Standards, 2009

Used copies can be purchased at Amazon and other book sellers

Language and Literacy Development:  What Teachers Need to Know by James P Brynes and Barbara A. Wasik, Guildford Press, 2019 This should be pre-ordered as it will not be available until July 2019. Needed for Classes on Days 7-11.

Articles for Required, Jigsaw and Choice readings.

For additional course information

Mary Toomey
(802) 338-7983

For additional registration information

SJ White
(802) 878-2332

Register online now!