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Spelling Placement Test A  

 To Begin:

"Number your paper from one to twenty. I will say the word once, use the word in a sentence, then say the word again. Write the word beside the correct number on your paper."



1. man

The man is tall.

man

 2. red

I like my red hat.

red

 3. not

We did not go to the park.

not

 4. big

This big dog barks a lot.

big

 5. run

They will run the race.

run

 6. him

The gift is for him.

him

 7. ball

The ball is yellow.

ball

 8. top

We hiked to the top of the hill.

top

 9. day

It is a sunny day.

day

 10. ride

I will ride my bike in the parade.

ride

 11. go

The green light means go.

go

 12. ten

I have ten fingers.

ten

 13. look

Look at the funny clown.

look

 14. boy

The boy kicked the ball.

boy

 15. mother

My mother is baking bread.

mother

 16. for

The flowers are for you.

for

 17. blue

The sky looks blue today.

blue

 18. her

Did you tell her about Jesus.

her

 19. tell

Tell your friend to come in.

tell

 20. and

You and I will ride at the park.

and

To Evaluate:


If the student correctly spells 17 to 20 words:

•     Assign the student to the Level A program.

•     Encourage the student to work independently.

•     Assign all challenge activities.

•     Use the supplemental activities (1 per week) from Appendix A.


If the student correctly spells 8 to 16 words:

•     Assign the student to the Level A program.

•     Allow occasional opportunities to work independently.

•     Regularly offer challenge activities.


If the student correctly spells 0 to 7 words:

•     Assign the student to the Level A program,

       but use only the regular lessons without the challenge activities.

•     Encourage completion of all phonics activities (1 per day)

       before beginning the regular lessons.