What is an Emergent Reader?
Emergent readers are individuals who are able to read the text and understand what they are reading despite not having been taught to do so explicitly. Emergent readers are often individuals who have difficulty with traditional reading instruction and are more likely to succeed in reading if they are allowed to read complex text on their own.
Traditional reading instruction typically focuses on teaching students how to read by decoding the letters of a word one at a time. Emergent readers, on the other hand, are able to understand a text by reading whole paragraphs, chunks of text, or even entire books without needing to break down each individual word. This type of reading is often referred to as “lexical awareness,” and it involves understanding the meaning of words without needing to know their individual letter equivalents.
Emergent readers are often successful in school because they are able to understand complex texts and use this understanding to solve problems. Emergent readers are also often better at problem-solving than traditional readers because they can apply what they have learned to new situations.
There are a number of factors that contribute to the success of emergent readers. First, emergent readers typically have a good vocabulary and can understand the complex text because they are able to understand the meaning of words. Second, emergent readers often read quickly and understand the complex text because they can skip over difficult parts of the text.