Basic Stages of Writing
The first basic stage is scribble writing.
The second stage involves “letter like” markings, some may resemble letters and others may look more like shapes.
The third stage is when the child makes continuous strings of letters.
In the fourth stage the child actually begins to make some letter/sound matches in his writing; for example he may write the letter “F” next to his picture of a fish.
In the fifth state the child will begin to use more conventional spellings of words.