The Spelling Development Process


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What two concepts do students need in order to learn spelling processes?

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1. During which stage would a speller write the word 'egl' for 'eagle'?

2. How might a student in the transitional stage spell 'eagle'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your comprehension of the process of spelling development with the worksheet/quiz. Answer questions on specifics like the underlying concepts for learning to spell and the learning stage described in a given example.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out more about the following:

  • The transitional stage
  • The precommunicative stage
  • True/false statements about reading and spelling development

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the transitional state and the precommunicative stage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what students need before they can learn to spell
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned about the different stages of spelling development to recognize which stage a learner's at in a given example

Additional Learning

For more on learning how to spell, we've made available to you the lesson named The Spelling Development Process. Topics in the lesson are as follows:

  • Orthographic memory
  • How the stages of spelling development are interrelated
  • Phonemes
  • Inventive spelling
  • Encoding and decoding