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Running Head: Emergent and BeginningEmergent and Beginning ReadersTuesdae MasseWalden UniversityRead 6706: Literacy Development, Pre-K-3Instructor: Barbara Calabro1
Running Head: Emergent and BeginningEmergent and Beginning ReadersKnowing how to analyze text is crucial when picking children’s books for literacy lessons. This is important because if not done properly, one can miss important skills needed to move to the next reading level along with parts of comprehension. In some cases, teachers may have a mix of both reading levels in a class, so picking a variety of books becomes more of a challenge. There are three types of books that I like to look at with both emergent and beginningreaders, I chose to focus on a narrative, informational and a digital text. Emergent and Beginning TextI chose three different types of books specifically related to cognitive and non- cognitive aspects of literacy. These texts assist learners with reaching Common Core State Standard goals. I will describe why each book was chosen for these levels and provide examples of each book to determine if it was appropriate to be used as an emergent or beginning reader. The purpose of this is to analyze books and categorize them for an emergent or beginning reader, understanding the difference between emergent and beginning readers will guide the choice of text used in a literacy lesson. The books I chose are a representation of my unit on animals. For emergent readers I chose:1.Narrative- Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney2. Informational- Rabbits and Rain Drops by Jim Arnosky3. Digital- Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw I chose two different books for beginning readers, but kept the Sheep in a Jeep for the digital textchoice, this book can offer skills for either an emergent reader where is has a lot of rhyming or a beginning reader, working on fluency. Here is a list of my choices:1. Narrative- When I Lived with Bats- Faith McNutty2
Running Head: Emergent and Beginning2. Informational- Puffins Climb Penguins Rhyme by Bruce McMillan3. Digital- Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. ShawI chose these books for both emergent and beginning readers because they all have cognitive aspects in them such as reasoning and problem solving skills. To get to the beginning reader stage, you have to go through the emergent stage which has specific cognitive aspects to it. Emergent TextThese first set of books have a strong focus on comprehension and phonemic awareness such as rhyming and alliteration, important aspects needed for an emergent reader. The narrativeand informational books have a lot of rhyming and the students know when to join in and help finish the rhyming words before the book is over. The digital book has great beginning sound awareness as well, the sounds are distinct and can not be confused with another sound. The teacher could write the beginning sound and say it so they can visualize while saying it. One example is that Cat and Kite both have the same beginning sound but are spelled differently.