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It is very important for educators to know if their students are at the emergent or beginning stages in their reading. Emergent and beginning readers need a lot of instructional support to help them become fluent readers and writers. It is very important to create an environment that will support both literacy learners. Dr. Helman describes “emergent learners’ emergent reader as students who are making connections, making scribbles and marks, and making sense of reading in general.” (Laureate Education, 2014). Dr. Almasi describes the beginning learners as students who are learning how to read and working on their reading "muscles" can help teachers create literacy environments suited for the beginning learner (Laureate Education, 2014). It is very important that educators understand that each student is a person will come into the classroom with many literacy backgrounds. In the video, the students have learned alphabet knowledge because the teacher stated that “they were at the end of the learning their alphabet” (Laureate Education, 2014). They are beginning to use the pictures on the page to read the book and tell their own stories. During the beginning reader stage, the students are learning phonics and recognizing their letters and letter sounds. The students are also using the word wall to spell words as they are writing in their journals and drawing a picture. In both segments, the environment is impacting the instruction and the students’ learning.

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