Beginning Phonics Tests Letter sound identification TEAM materials –Phonics Inventory DIBELS –Nonsense Word Fluency
Invented Spelling “How children handle phonics patterns in inventive and conventional spelling ought to be one powerful indicator of the phonics knowledge that they access when they read.” Gentry, Richard J. “A Retrospective on Invented Spelling and a Look Forward.” The Reading Teacher. 54 (November 2000): 318-332.
Group Test for P/A Test of Invented Spelling –Provides information about students’: ability to segment phonemes knowledge of the alphabet understanding of letter sound correspondences
Invented Spelling Tests “Camel Test”* –January of 1 st grade, have children spell camel, a word in the children’s spoken vocabulary but probably not a developed sight word If child knows how to spell “camel: correctly, try “eagle”, “bacon”, or “magic” –If they write “c-a-m-l” or “e-g-l” or “b-a-k-n” or “m-a- j-e-k”, they are likely to have phonemic awareness and also able to match letters to phonemes *Gentry, Richard J. “A Retrospective on Invented Spelling and a Look Forward.” The Reading Teacher. 54 (November 2000): 318-332.
Method for Scoring Invented Spelling* Characteristics of spellingExample of spellings Score One phoneme accurately represented other than initial phoneme t1/2 Initial phoneme accurately representedf1 Initial phoneme and one other phoneme accurately represented ft2 Initial phoneme and two or more other phonemes accurately represented fot flt 3 Word is phonologically accurateflot, flote4 *Lane, H. B., Pullen, P. C., Eisele, M. R., & Jordan, L. (2002). Preventing reading failure: Phonological awareness assessment and instruction. Preventing School Failure, 46, 101-111.
Invented Spelling Test Primary & Elementary Spelling Inventories
Names Test Cunningham, P. (1990, October). The names test: A quick assessment of decoding ability. The Reading Teacher, 44(2), (pp. 124-129). Found in A Reading Toolkit
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Graded Word List “San Diego Quick Assessment”: found in A Reading Toolkit Or online at: Contains two different word lists Has a little different scoring method
Running Records Description Philadelphia School District Reading A-Z.com Reading Assessment Calculator
Wrap-Up Question/Concerns Assignment: –Try giving one of the phonics assessments discussed with 3 students –Read “A Focus on Fluency” http://www.prel.org/products/re_/fluency-1.htm