THE BED TEST

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Lit Center
Mini Lesson
SPELLING INVENTORY
THE BED TEST
An Adapted Spelling Inventory
Implement WEEK 1 or Week 2
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• “The BED TEST” is a “modified” quick and
informal spelling inventory used to
understand a student’s level of orthographic
knowledge.
• Spelling is developmental, and represented by
spelling stages.
• The results have implications for instruction
in reading, writing, vocabulary and spelling.
Refer to
WORDS THEIR WAY
Spelling Inventory
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EARLY MIDDLE
LATE
Emergent Stage
Letter-Name—Alphabetic Stage
Within Word Pattern Stage
Syllables and Affixes Stage
Derivational Relations Stage
Find the Stage to Know
What to Teach
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Read and follow the information at the
top of the word list handout you received
before you administer the test.
“Assessment Materials for Chapter 3”
Stop testing when 3 out of 5 words
in a set are missed.
Follow the script
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Initial and Final Consonants b d p n l t
Short Vowels
e i u
Digraphs and Blends
sh wh mp fl
Long Vowel Pattern
oa
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•
bed
ship
when
lump
float
Set 1
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Final Consonants
n v
Short vowels
o
Digraphs and Blends tr pl dr br sh
Long Vowel Patterns ai a-e i-e igh
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train
place
drive
right
shopping
SET 2
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Digraphs and Blends
sp ch
Other Vowel Patterns
oi er ew ar
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spoil
serving
chewed
carries
marched
SET 3
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Digraphs and Blends sh
Other Vowel Patterns ow
Inflected Endings, Consonant Doubling, Prefixes,
Suffixes
er tt le av or ip en ll ar
• shower
• cattle
• favor
• ripen
• cellar
Set 4
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Other Vowel Patterns or
Inflected Endings, Consonant Doubling, Prefixes,
Suffixes, Syllable Junctures
ure ate con ent ize op pp tion
Bases and Roots pleas fortun fid civil pos
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pleasure
fortunate
confident
civilize
opposition
SET 5
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• Use the checklist handout to find the spelling
stage of the student.
• Check for certain features on the student’s
BED test—mark YES if feature is always
present. The last place you check OFTEN is
the student’s stage of spelling development.
QUALITATIVE SPELLING
CHECKLIST
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EARLY MIDDLE
LATE
Emergent Stage
Letter-Name—Alphabetic Stage
Within Word Pattern Stage
Syllables and Affixes Stage
Derivational Relations Stage
Find the Stage to Know
What to Teach
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WORD STUDY includes:
Alphabetic KnowledgeRelationship between letters and
sounds
(grapho-phonemic)
Pattern KnowledgeLetter groupings (CVC
and syllables
CVCe CVVC)
MeaningSemantics : Units of letters represent meaning
directly
(affixes, word roots)
Remember: To some kids, “spel”… is a
four letter word
RICHARD GENTRY
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• Instructional activities suggested for
each stage are
available in the Lit Center copies
Refer to WORDS THEIR
WAY for “word sorts” and
other activities by stage
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• Words Their Way
• Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and
Spelling Instruction
Templeton, Bear, Invernizzi, and
Johnston (2008)
Resource
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