WAF8 Levels

WAF8 – use correct spelling

3 – In most writing, correct spelling of

  • some common grammatical function words
  • common content/lexical words with more than one morpheme, including compound words
  • likely errors
  • some inflected endings, e.g. past tense, comparatives, adverbs
  • some phonetically plausible attempts at content/lexical words

4 – Across a range of writing, correct spelling of

  • most common grammatical function words, including adverbs with -ly formation
  • regularly formed content/lexical words, including those with multiple morphemes
  • most past and present tense inflections, plurals
  • likely error
  • homophones of some common grammatical function words occasional phonetically plausible spelling in content/lexical words

5 – Across a range of writing, correct spelling of

  • grammatical function words
  • almost all inflected words
  • most derivational suffixes and prefixes
  • most content/lexical words
  • likely errors
  • occasional phonetically plausible spelling of unstressed syllables in content words
  • double consonants in prefixes

6 – Across a range of writing

  • generally correct spelling throughout, including some ambitious, uncommon words
  • words with complex sound/symbol relationships
  • words with unstressed syllables
  • multi-letter vowel and consonant symbols
  • likely errors occasionally in complex words such as outrageous, exaggerated, announcing, parallel

7 – Across a range of writing

  • correct spelling throughout
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