Beyond ABC’s – Language and Literacy Basics – (3hrs)

Beyond ABC’s – Language and Literacy Basics – 3 Credit Hours


Thank you for registering for Beyond ABC’s – Language and Literacy Basics!

Your kids are mastering their ABC’s – what’s next? This course explores the importance of determining what activities and experiences lead to positive language and literacy outcomes in early childhood. This class focuses on strategies to directly improve specific aspects of young children’s language and literacy skills such as vocabulary development, print knowledge and listening skills. Caregivers need to play a powerful role in preparing young children for future school success and in becoming self-confident and motivated learners.

In this class you will be asked to read a series of articles and watch videos regarding literacy and toddlers. After each article or video, you will take a quiz on the material that you read or watched. Don’t worry, these quizzes are to help you identify the important elements of what you have read. You may take the quiz as many times as you wish by clicking on the “Restart Quiz” button. Once you feel comfortable with the material, click on the “Return to Class” button and to move forward and read the next article. At the end of the class, you will take a final test consisting of the questions you have answered along the way. You must receive an 80% score to earn your certificate. Once again, you can take the test as many times as needed to pass by clicking on “Restart Quiz”. Once you have passed the test, a certificate will appear. Click on "Download Certificate" and then print the certificate from the download. Please complete the class survey so we know how we are doing and what we can do to make your experience better. A record of completion of the class will be kept in your user account along with a copy of the certificate. You may reprint your certificate at any time upon completion of the class.

Section 1


To begin, please click on the following button and read the article “How to create a Literate Home: Baby and Toddler” at PBS Parents.


Now watch the video “Read With Me: You Make The Difference” at Kera Interactive.



Take the Quiz by clicking the button below:


Section 2


Early reading and writing skills are developed in the first 3 years of life. Click on the following button to read the article “What we know about Early Literacy and Language Development” from zerotothree.org. Click on the download button and then click the "open with" button to read the article.


Watch the video “Discovering Language” at Kera Interactive.


Now take the Quiz by clicking the button below:


Section 3


What can you be doing with your daycare children to help prepare them school? Click on the button below and read the article “Bridges To Literacy: Early Routines That Promote Later School Success” by Sharon Rosenkoetter, Ph.D. and Lauren R. Barton, M.A..


Now take the quiz by clicking the button below.


Section 4


Listening speaking, reading and writing are all factors in emergent literacy. Read the article “Emergent Literacy” by Reba early learning center.


Now watch the video “Creating a Print Rich Environment” by Shelley Lovett at childcareland.com.


Now take the quiz by clicking the button below.


Final Exam


Now that you have completed the material, click on the following button to take the final exam. You must receive an 80% grade to pass the class. Don’t worry; you may take the test as many times as needed to receive 80% by clicking on the "Restart Quiz" button. WHEN YOU PASS THE TEST, A CERTIFICATE WILL APPEAR. CLICK ON “DOWNLOAD CERTIFICATE” AND THEN PRINT IT.



 

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