the children begin writing, you may notice that not all spelling
mistakes will be corrected. “Inventive Spelling” is encouraged so as
not to stifle creativity and imagination. The children are encouraged
to take risks in their writing. As with reading, children go through
various stages of spelling. These are:
1. BABBLING STAGE:
There is little resemblance to real words.
2. PRE-PHONETIC STAGE:
Children begin to link letters to sounds.
3. PHONETIC STAGE:
Children write the sounds heard. It is essential that students are
encouraged at this stage.
4. TRANSITIONAL STAGE:
Children begin to spell more words correctly.
5. CORRECT STAGE:
Formal spelling instruction may begin at this stage.
The goal of the Language Arts process is to
motivate the students and let them be successful in their initial
reading/writing experiences. Many resources will be used throughout the
year to enhance the program in accordance with the needs and interests
of the students.