Longfellow District-Wide

45-15 Elementary School

Letter Naming Stage

Students in this stage are in the beginning stages of reading and writing.  They use letter names as cues for spelling; have a rudimentary concept of a word; read slowly, word by word, and write words slowly, sound by sound.  Full understanding of the concept of a word is attained by the end of this stage.  Below are some examples of sorts that children will complete in this spelling stage.

            Beginning Consonant Sorts

            Same Vowel Word Family Sorts (cat, bat, mat, sat…)

            Digraphs and Blend Sorts (sh, ch, th, and pr, tr, pl, st…)

            Mixed Vowel Word Family Sorts (-ang, -ink, -unk…)

            Short Vowel Sorts

            Preconsonantal Nasal Sorts (-ng, -mp, -nt,…)

            r-influenced Vowel Sorts (ar, or)

            Contraction Sorts

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