Barclays 7 stages of Written Development

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1. Scribbling Stage

  • random marks on the page
  • writing is accompanied by speaking
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2. Mock Handwriting Stage

  • writing and drawings
  • cursive writing
  • wavy lines - understanding linearity
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3. Mock Letters Stage

  • letters are separate things
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4. Conventional Letters Stage

  • writing name as first word
  • puts letters on the page but able to read it as words
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5. Invented Spelling Stage

  • spells in a way they understand the word should be spelt - own way
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6. Phonetic Spelling Stage

  • attach spellings to sounds
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8. Correct Spelling Stage

  • can spell most words
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