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There are similarities and differences between emergent and beginning learners. Both setsof students benefit from scaffolding and support from teachers. This is seen in the Reading and writing in the pre-k classroom video and the case studies. Emergent readers are in the beginning process of developing phonemic awareness. These are students who may be able to identify the letters in their name, have no knowledge of phonemes and alphabetic sounds. Beginning learnershave phonemic awareness and possess phonics skills. Beginning learners understand letter sounds relationships and can use this knowledge to decode words in print (Reutezel & Cooter, 2016). Alex and Juan demonstrated their phonics skill by pointing to letters and words they were familiar with and attempting to decode the words in the Beginning Reader and Writer Mini Case Study (Laureate Education, 2014c). . In addition to phonics skills, these students have concepts of print such as being able to identify a word or sentence. In both the video and case studies, the classrooms contained word walls. It is important for students to learn from all aspects of their environments. In the Beginning Reader and Writer Mini Case Study, the boys used the word wallto identify a sight word they learned (Laureate Education,2014c). Having a word wall and

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