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As a teacher, it is essential to choose the right texts for reading and writing instruction forour literacy learners. As I transition into First Grade from Pre-K this year, I plan on using the literacy matrix, that Dr. Hartman discusses, to help energize my practice and choose texts that meet the needs of all my students (Walden University, 2014a). The matrix consists of four quadrants divided into two continuums, one continuum allows me to determine whether a text is more narrative or informational and the other continuum allows me to determine whether a text is more linguistic or semiotic (Walden University, 2014a). When choosing a text, the more quadrants the text falls into, the more likely it will engage and meet the needs of the students. The matrix also consists of considerations of difficulty when choosing a story which are: readability, the length of the text, and the text structure (Walden University, 2014a). The literacy

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