At this stage learners understand that there is a connection between letters and sounds. They have begun to do real reading, and match letters to their sounds. This stage is typically between 4-7 years old.
- Read Aloud
- A great way in which to introduce new sounds and combinations through reading to the class. Using books that focus on a certain set of material that can be followed up with worksheets, word finds, etc. to reinforce the chosen sounds/words.
The next literacy stage is Transitional.
- Bear, D. R., Invernizzi, M., Johnston, F. R., & Templeton, S. (2020). Words their way: Word study for phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction (7th ed.). Harlow, United Kingdom.