ENG 6740 Children's Development and Family Literacy

This course addresses the key issues of children's developmental stages, needs and capacities, in the context of literature that will support their development. The role of family literacy, as a key to positive outcomes for children as readers will be considered and the student, preparing to be an author and/ or teacher, will study and create practices that are intended to promote not only reading, but family literacy. From the classroom to the specific content of any book, the issues of development and the role of family and culture in that development are of great importance to the author, who must orient the work towards a developing child.