Barclay's 7 Stages of Writing Development

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Children make random marks on the page, which aren't related to letters or words. They're still learning the skill of holding a pen/pencil, and may talk about what they are writing.
Scribbling
1 of 7
Children practise drawing shapes on paper, although it's still difficult to understand what they mean. Pseudo-letters appear in or with drawings as the first sign of emergent writing.
Mock Handwriting
2 of 7
Children produce random letters, but there's still no awareness of spacing or of matching sounds with symbols.
Mock Letters
3 of 7
Children start matching sounds with symbols. Words are unlikely to be spaced out. Initial consonants are used to represent words, and they may be read out as if the whole word is written on the page.
Conventional Letters
4 of 7
Most words are spelled phonetically, though some simple and familiar words are spelled correctly.
Invented spelling
5 of 7
Sentences become more complex as the child becomes more aware of standard spelling patterns. Writing becomes more legible.
Appropriate Spelling
6 of 7
Most words are spelled correctly. Older children have usually started to use joined-up writing.
Correct Spelling
7 of 7

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Card 2

Front

Children practise drawing shapes on paper, although it's still difficult to understand what they mean. Pseudo-letters appear in or with drawings as the first sign of emergent writing.

Back

Mock Handwriting

Card 3

Front

Children produce random letters, but there's still no awareness of spacing or of matching sounds with symbols.

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Children start matching sounds with symbols. Words are unlikely to be spaced out. Initial consonants are used to represent words, and they may be read out as if the whole word is written on the page.

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Most words are spelled phonetically, though some simple and familiar words are spelled correctly.

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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