2Emergent Literacy LearnerAs I began the process of assessing my emergent literacy learner, I remembered the words Dr. Almasi said in her video about not teaching subjects but students (Laureate Education, 2014j). Understanding your student is a very important part of the planning process. This knowledge helps the educator determine the activities and assessments that will best enable the learner to succeed and provide the most accurate progression data. The emergent learner I chose to assess is a six year old female who is currently in kindergarten. She is very well adapted to her school environment and gets along well with her peers. She is an eager learner who is very excited to be a part of this assignment. She came to theUnited States from Ecuador when she was three years old. She primarily speaks English and is progressing in school at an adequate pace. Her family is of Latin American descent and her parents primary language is Spanish. However, her father does speak English and is able to communicate with her teacher. She has two older brothers, one in second grade and another in fourth grade. Their socioeconomic status is considered to be that of middle class as her father hasa degree in electrical engineering and works full time; while her mother works during school hours only to help provide for the family. The first assessment I completed with my student was a letter and sound recognition.