2022 Term 2 Structured Literacy Program: Stage 6 (Melva)
Stage 6 (inclu +4, 5)
Students through small targetted workshops covering a range of activities will participate in building strong phonological awareness skills that can be utilised in decoding and encoding words.
This will be augmented with daily use of STEPWISE to support development.
This will encompass specifically the skills listed below:
Segment words with adjacent consonants (consonants next to each other - CCVC, CVCC, CCVCC etc).
Manipulate phonemes (addition, deletion, and substitution) to make new words.
Identify syllables in words.
Decode words with adjacent consonants (CVCC, CCVC, CCVCC words).
Learn the ‘extended alphabetic code’ (two letters, one sound): -
Double letters: ll ss ff
Consonant digraphs: ck sh ch th ng wh ph (plus tch).
Decode words using knowledge of Stages 1-6 phoneme grapheme correspondences (the extended code).
Read Stages +4, 5, 6 Heart words.
Decode compound and two-syllable words.
Use decoding skills, knowledge of heart words and punctuation to read decodable texts with fluency (speed, accuracy, prosody/intonation) and demonstrate literal comprehension.
Writing - Spelling
Segment CVC, CCVC, CVCC and CCVCC words to spell with accuracy.
Recall taught consonant digraph PGCs including common double letters (two letters to one sound correspondence) to encode with accuracy.
Segment to spell compound and two-syllable words with accuracy.
Learn the suffix -s (when it makes no changes to the base word) in both nouns (plural words) and verbs. Making both the /s/ and /z/ sounds.
Use a tripod pencil grip to write non-joined letters.
Know the starting point and direction for each letter.
Improve legibility and achieve consistent sizing of letters.
Question marks (reading & writing)
Exclamation marks (reading & writing)
Possessive apostrophe (reading & writing)