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Selecting Texts for Emergent and Beginning Literacy LearnersHolley StejskalWalden UniversityDr. Linda HolcolmLiteracy Development, Pre-K-3, READ 6706jMarch 30, 2019
2Selecting Texts for Emergent and Beginning Literacy LearnersIn the selection process of children’s books for literacy lessons having the skills to analyze different texts is crucial. It is essential for the investigation of documents due to skills needed to move students to the next reading level may be overlooked as well as parts needed to enhance their comprehension. Most classrooms today are composed of students reading at different levels. Therefore, it is imperative for teachers to have a variety of books available for students to select from meeting their learning needs. I have chosen three types of books to view with both emergent and beginning readers. The three types of books I have selected are narrative, informational, and digital texts.I specifically chose three different types of texts aligned to cognitive and non-cognitive points of literacy. The versions I selected will help students to understand the Common Core State Standards better. I will give reasons as to why I chose each book for these literacy learners and provide examples of each book for validating their appropriateness for emergent and beginning literacy learners. The purpose of verifying is to make it more transparent on how to categorize them for both emergent and beginning readers, understanding the difference between emergent and beginning literacy learners will help align texts to specific literacy lessons. The books I selected are apart of my literacy unit on weather patterns. The selections I chose for my emergent readers are as follows:1.Narrative- Oh Say, Can You Say, What’s the Weather Today by Tish Rabe2.Informational- What Will the Weather Be? by Lynda DeWitt3.Digital- Worm Weather by Jean TaftMy selection for my beginning literacy readers included three different texts. For my beginning literacy readers, I decided on the following books:
31.Narrative- The Cloud Book by Tomie de Paola2.Informational- What’s the Weather Today? by Allan Fowler3.Digital- Rain, Rain, Go Away! by Caroline ChurchI selected these different books for both emergent and beginning literacy readers because they all have the cognitive components of reasoning and information skills. It is vital for educators to understand for students to grow to the beginning reader stage; they must go through the new phase. These sets of books can be described as non-cognitive literacy because they focus on social and emotional as well as making connections with real-life experiences with pictures.

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