Stages of Spelling Development. Objectives. Analyze spelling patterns and align to stages of spelling development > set goals for what to teach next Review key practices for assessing spelling development
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Concepts of print
Letter-sound correspondence (match)
Spelling within a one-syllable word
Build words with multi-syllables
Word meanings related to spelling
1. Emergent:Scribbles>letters & directionality
2. Letter-Name: Alphabetic principle, consonants / short vowels /cons.blends
3. Within-word patterns: long vowel, bossy-r, vowel combinations
4. Syllables & Affixes (Word Endings): plurals, tenses
5.Derivational Relations:relationship btw spelling & meaning, various forms
Late Letter Name
Early Letter Name
What patterns are they using?
What patterns are they confusing?
What should you teach next?
Today a person at home called us and said that a bomb was in our school and made us go outside and made us wait a half of an hour and it made us waste our time on learning. The end. (Written by Marc in Grade 1)
Syllables & Affixes
Goals for Word Study Instruction:
Today a person at home called us and said that a bomb was in our school and made us go outside and made us wait a half of an hour and it made us waste our time on learning. The end.
b for d
z for s
Syllables & Affixes
Conclusion: Marc spelled 56% of the words correctly and most of his spelling errors were in the letter-name and within-word patterns stages, which is typical of first graders’ spelling.
A. Use total accuracy to group with minimal information:
B. Use feature patterns to determine individual strengths, weaknesses, and instructional goals: