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Downloadable Decoding and Spelling Skills Checklist that outlines stage (year) appropriate spelling and decoding skills for Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or Year 1-5). Click on the links to download the relevant stages. The checklists cover:

Stage 1 – Year 1

  • Alphabet Sounds In Simple CVC Words
  • Medial Vowels in CVC Words
  • Phonic Digraphs
  • Initial and Final Consonant Blends
  • Introduction to Suffixes
  • Stage 1 Sight Words List for reading and spelling

Stage 2 – Year 2

  • CCVCC and Tri-blends
  • Double Consonants
  • Long Vowels
  • Phonic Concepts
  • Suffixes
  • Stage 2 Sight Words List for reading and spelling

Stage 3 – Year 3

  • Phonic Concepts
  • Less Common Spellings
  • Suffixes
  • Contractions
  • Stage 3 Sight Words List for reading and spelling

Stage 4 – Year 4

  • Sounds That Change
  • Phonic Concepts
  • Silent Letters
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes
  • Less common Spellings
  • Phonic Concepts Reviewed with Harder Words
  • Stage 4 Sight Words List for reading and spelling

Stage 5 – Year 5

  • Phonic Concepts
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes
  • Homophones
  • Less Common Spellings
  • Phonic Concepts Reviewed with Harder Words
  • Commonly Misspelled Words

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