Within Word Pattern Stage
At this stage students have learned the letter sound correspondence and are learning about blends and diagraphs. Students should know between 200-400 sight words by this time. Ages of the students of this stage typically range between 6-9 years old.
- Word study
- At this stage is a great time to focus on word families, words that have the same ending. Also, focus on words that have the same starting sounds i.e. blends.
- Studying diagraphs and learning the different sounds that are associated with them.
The next spelling stage is the Syllables and Affixes 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.
- Cunningham, P. M., & Allington, R. L. (2016). Classrooms that work: They can all read and write. Pearson.