ELM 540 Topic 1 Milestones in Language and Literacy GCU
As a teacher, it is crucial to know the milestones for language and literacy based on the age and developmental level of students in order to know how to differentiate and accommodate students’ needs.
Part 1: Milestones in Language and Literacy Chart
Research the specific milestones related to the elementary grade K-8 state English Language Arts standards for the following areas of literacy:
- Language development
- Reading development
Using your research, complete the “Milestones in Language and Literacy” template, which will serve as a resource for the remaining assignments and field experiences within this course.
Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.
Part 2: Language and Literacy Reflection
Using the “Milestones in Language and Literacy” template, summarize and reflect upon the factors affecting language development and emergent literacy in 250-500 words. Within your reflection, describe:
- The importance of building on students’ current language skills to promote language.
- The effect of language and literacy development on language acquisition.
- How you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
Support your findings with two scholarly resources.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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