Reading and writing are part of a balanced, early literacy program in the classroom. Learn more about the foundation for a strong literacy program, using reading and writing strategies that will support your students through the Core Standards. This course will help you understand the Core standards and address the standards without being constrained or limited. The course focuses on the fundamental aspects of literacy, a solid foundation for reading and writing, student inquiry, differentiated instruction and culturally relevant best teaching practices. Ideal for teachers of PreKinder through 2nd grade. Required textbook is not included in course fees and should be purchased separately.