Emergent

  • Characteristics of Emergent Readers Fountas & Pinnell Levels A-C

     

    In the emergent stage of reading development, the student will display many of the following behaviors:

     

    -         Begin to be aware that print carries a message

     

    -         Know some sounds and names of the letters of the alphabet

     

    -         Start to display directional movement

    Ø     Left to right

    Ø     Top to bottom

    Ø     Return sweep

     

    -         Begin to establish one to one correspondence by finger pointing

     

    -         Locate some known words

     

    -         Depend heavily on picture clues

     

    -         Recognize the difference between a letter and a word

     

    -         Begin to use pattern and repetition of text to read

     

    -         Use some letter sounds (beginning/ending)

     

    -         Begin to use known, high frequency words to monitor reading

     

    -         Respond to texts by linking meaning with their own experiences

     

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    The above information was graciously obtained from North Merrick Literacy Center Web Site courtesy of
    Mrs. Grossman and Mrs. Macko.