The Stages of Developmental Spelling and Levels of English Language Development
|Developmental Stage||Descriptors||Examples||Corresponding ELD Level (Recommended Strategies)|
||(random scribbles, marks, or drawings)||
(Strategies: letter and word recognition)
Beginning, Early Intermediate
(Strategies: letter and word recognition, word sorting
Early Intermediate, Intermediate
(Strategies: word sorts, identify structural patterns, word families)
(Strategies: continue word sorts, patterns, families; add word study systematic rule building)
Early Advanced, Advanced
(Strategies: word study, systematic rule building, etymologies, roots, parts of speech)
||"Monster, schmonster, it doesn't scare me."||
(Strategies: same as above; encourage wordplay
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