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Emergent and Beginning Literacy Learners: What are the differences? The differences in emergent and beginning learning environments based on my observations from the media and the case studies originate from the difference of setting within the classroom. In the emergent reader case study with Sadie, the teacher has called all the students to the rug for story time. The reading activity is teacher directed as the teacher selected the story before calling the students to the carpet. As I was reading the case study, I could feel how comfortable the students were with their environment and with the teacher. The students enjoy story time and seem very enthusiastic about story time. The teacher questioned the children about the book and asked the students to look at the book cover to ask questions and share any words or letters they found familiar. The students share information like the name of the book, the author, the photo of the truck on the front, a letter “R” and the word truck (Walden University, 2021c). The teacher added a cross-curricular activity with math by asking the students to count the number of words that are in the title of the book. Students were able to point to the words as they were being read, on the cover of the book. The teacher also asks the students to make inferences as well as predictions about what they think may happen in the story by doing a picture walk throughout the book. Picture walks are a great way to reinforce the concepts of cues within a book and

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