BARCLAY 1996 – Seven Stages
• Stage 1: SCRIBBLING STAGE
Random marks on a page
Writing and scribbles are accompanied by speaking
• Stage 2: MOCK HANDWRITING STAGE
Writing + drawings
Produce wavy lines which is their understanding of lineation
• Stage 3: MOCK LETTERS
Letters are separate things.
• Stage 4: CONVENTIONAL LETTERS
Usually involves writing the name as the first word.
Child usually puts letters on a page but is able to read it as words.
• Stage 5: INVENTED SPELLING STAGE
Child spells in the way they understand the word should be spelt- own way.
• Stage 6: APPROPRIATE/ PHOENTIC SPELLING STAGE
Attach spelling with sounds.
• Stage 7: CORRECT SPELLING STAGE
Are able to spell most words.