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1Getting to Know Emergent Literacy LearnersMaster of Science in Education, Walden UniversityEDUC 6706: Literacy Development, Pre K-3 Dian PrestwichJuly 14, 2021Getting to Know Emergent Literacy Learners
2Today, the diverse range of abilities in students have greatly increased in literacy. With that being said, it is crucial for teachers to encourage students to read and to find joy in reading. Emergent literacy learners are in the most important developmental stage of the reading journey. At this stage, some of the skills students need to master are letter/letter sounds, concepts about print, oral language, concept of word in text, writing, and phonological awareness (Williams, 2017). In this paper, three assessments to assess emergent literacy learners in the following areas:Oral language, Concepts of print, and Phonemic awareness will be implemented on an emergent literacy learner and the results will be analyzed. This paper will also explain a research-based practice I would use with this student to support ongoing literacy development. I chose a Kindergarten Hispanic student as my emergent literacy learner. This student, referred to as Robert, is a six-old-year boy who loves sports, animals, and is very compassionate.Robert comes from a low socioeconomic family whose primary language spoken at home is Spanish. Although the primary language spoken at home is Spanish, Robert speaks English at home as well. Robert was born in Georgia along with his older sister; however, his parents were born in Mexico. He lives in a home with his sister, parents, and his maternal grandparents. Goinginto First Grade this coming year, Robert’s summer school teacher says he is reading below grade level. Working with Robert, I plan on assessing his oral language, concepts of print, and phonemic awareness and by analyzing the data produced, I plan on developing strategies that canbetter help him as a literacy learner.