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The beginning literacy learner will continue to expand their vocabulary while reading Frogs!The cognitive aspects of this text will pertain to his comprehension abilities within the text. The information is complex; in order to answer questions, he will have to listen to the read aloud a second time and reread the text for understanding (Common Core State Standards 5
Selecting Text for Emergent and Beginning Literacy Learners Initiative, 2012a). For a writing activity, the beginning literacy learner will compare and contrast the two informational texts using a Venn diagram. One of the difficulties that could occur with this digital text is the that my emergent and beginning literacy learners would have a hard time keeping up with the read aloud and lack focus to comprehend the book since it is being read to them. Selecting and analyzing books for my emergent and beginning reader has changed the way in which I select texts. This week’s learning resources have made me more experienced in selecting books for my students. Using the literacy matrix has opened my eyes to a new way of selecting texts that will help my students’ success in complex readings of texts. 6
Selecting Text for Emergent and Beginning Literacy Learners ReferencesCarney, E. (2013). Frogs!Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Kids. Retrieved from Colorado Department of Education. (2010). New colorado P-12 academic standards. CDE. Retrieved from ?glid=3&stid2=6&glid2=1Common Core State Standards Initiative. (2012a). Common Core State Standards for English language arts & literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects: Appendix A: Research supporting key elements of the standards and glossary of key terms. Retrieved from Cowley, J., & Sulzer, A. (2004). Poggy frog. Chicago, IL: Wright Group.EPIC!, (n.d.) For educators.Retrieved from Javorsky, K., & Trainin, G. (2014). Teaching young readers to navigate a digital story when rules keep changing. Reading Teacher. 67(8), p.606-618. Krueger, C. (2004). Fantastic frogs. Austin, TX.: Harcourt Achieve.Laureate Education (Producer). (2014a). Analyzing and selecting texts [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.7
Selecting Text for Emergent and Beginning Literacy Learners Reutzel, D. R., & Cooter, R. B., Jr. (2016). Strategies for reading assessment and instruction: Helping every child succeed (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.Wren, S., Litke, B., Jinkins, D., Paynter, S., Watts, J. & Alanis, I. (2015). The cognitive foundations of learning to read: A framework. Retrieved from 8