D-J: 1st Grade
K-P: 2nd Grade
Q-T: 3rd Grade
U-W: 4th Grade
X-Z: 5th Grade
Z1: 6th Grade
Z2: 7th Grade
LETTER NAME (Kindergarten-1st Grade)
Students learn about beginning sounds, blends (bl, sl, etc.), word families and short vowel sounds. This is the stage in which students are
usually taught to read.
Within Word (1st Grade-3rd Grade)
Students spell most short vowel sounds correctly, and they learn about long vowel sounds and patterns in one-syllable words. In this stage, students can read and spell many words correctly because of their automatic knowledge of letter sounds and short vowel patterns.
Syllable Juncture (3rd Grade-5th Grade)
Students learn about the conventions of joining syllables in words with two or more syllables. Students are expected to spell many multi-syllable words.
HIGH FREQUENCY WORD LEVELS:
We use Fry's first 1000 high frequency words