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Reading Literacy Project Essay

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Reading Assessment
I once again chose a child to work with that I am familiar with. The student is a male child of Hispanic decent. The student comes from a household which is considered middle class and both parents that reside in the household are working parents. The mother is a college graduate and works in the education field as a high school teacher. The father did not attend college and is the head of the maintenance department at a local area school district. Both of the child’s parents have worked since the child was born and the child stayed with grandparents or at a daycare facility until the child reached the age to begin school. The child has a younger brother who will ...view middle of the document...

I decided to focus my assessment on phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is defined as an understanding that spoken language and words are made up of individual sounds (Reutzel & Cooter, 2011). In student performance the student needs to have the ability to pick out and manipulate sounds in spoken words and language (Reutzel & Cooter, 2011). I broke my assessment into three parts that consisted of letter names, letter sounds, and phonemic awareness. I feel that mastering each part is important to the student becoming a fluent reader at his current level.
In part one I gave the student a list of letters, both lower case and capital letters, the students goal was to go through each letter and state the letter name. If the student identified the letter correctly we placed a check mark over the letter and moved on to the next letter. The student had to be one hundred percent accurate on the letter identification before we could move to the next part. I found the student identified all the letters correctly our first time through the letters. I gave the student a mixture of fifty letters and the only letter the student had any difficulty identifying was the lower case /l/. The student wanted to identify this letter as a capital /I/. I realized this was an error on my part because I did not make the capital /I/ in the manner I should have.
In part two I also provided my student with a list of letters, once again both lower case and capital letters, the students’ goal was to say each sound the letter made with one hundred percent accuracy. If the student identified the sound the letter made correctly then we placed a check mark above the letter the student had identified correctly. The students only difficulty during this process was with the lower case /b/ and the lower case /d/. The student incorrectly made the /b/ sound with the letter /d/. We went through the process three times before the student correctly identified the sounds of all fifty letters. I have learned that this is a common mistake with young beginning readers on transposing of these letters and the sounds the letters make.
In part three I focused on the phonemic awareness of the student. I broke this into five parts with the student each part consisting of five one syllable words that the student would have to answer correctly. First we focused on blending sounds into words. I pronounce the word by sounding it out and...

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