During this stage, students are becoming more fluent readers. They know many words based on sight. They are learning the patterns of words but may still confuse the long-vowels of patterns. Students at this stage are typically between 6-9 years old.
- Teaching word parts
- If student's, see a big word like hopelessness they are likely to freeze. Teaching students how to break the word apart and find the base word along with the prefixes or suffixes will help students start to see that larger words are approachable.
The next stage of literacy is the Intermediate/Advanced 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.