Emergent Spelling Stage
The emergent stage is the beginning stage for learning to write. At this stage children have not had much exposure to, if any, reading or reading instruction. They have not learned the connection between what is on the page and the sounds they make. Children at this stage are typically 2-5 years old
- Read to the children
- The first step for children to grow beyond the emergent spelling stage, is to understand that there is a connection between what they see and what they are writing.
- Create a fun reading environment.
- Have print in as many places as possible. The more students can associate print with real objects, the sooner they will move to the next stage.
The next stage of spelling is Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage
- 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.