Syllables and Affixes Stage
At this stage students are learning how to put endings and extra syllables in their words. Students learn to use prefixes and suffixes as well. Students at this stage are typically between 8-12 years old.
- Morphemic Analysis
- Teach students how to break down words into base words, prefixes, and suffixes.
- Once the students have the base word, find out if they know what the word means
- add the prefixes or suffixes back into place and see if that helps students understand what the word means.
The next and final spelling stage is Derivational Relations 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.