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Informal Reading & Spelling Vocabulary

How to use these tests:

  1. Bookmark this page, so you can return to it later.
  2. Print this page.
  3. Quiz the student by clearly pronouncing each word twice, then ask the student to spell the word aloud. Mark beside each word if the student got it right.
  4. Quiz the student again by showing him/her the list, and ask the student to pronounce each word slowly and clearly.
  5. Attempt and record a score for all lists on the page.
  6. When the quiz is complete, enter their scores into our Marking Computer
  7. Our Online Marking Computer will calculate the student's reading level, and create a report card which you can print out for reference and to track the student's progress.

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These informal reading tests are graded from Kindergarten through Grade 10, and fairly represent the expected reading level for that grade.

Informal Reading Inventory Vocabulary
Kindergarten One Two Three
  1. blue
  2. see
  3. two
  4. come
  5. help
  6. here
  7. it
  8. make
  9. play
  10. a
  11. you
  12. to
  13. the
  14. can
  15. go
  16. I
  17. is
  18. me
  19. look
  20. red
  1. are
  2. be
  3. but
  4. do
  5. get
  6. must
  7. now
  8. he
  9. out
  10. run
  11. said
  12. thank
  13. well
  14. find
  15. they
  16. was
  17. am
  18. did
  19. with
  20. one
  1. after
  2. her
  3. some
  4. let
  5. by
  6. give
  7. should
  8. off
  9. going
  10. had
  11. from
  12. his
  13. just
  14. talk
  15. they
  16. may
  17. once
  18. round
  19. ask
  20. were
  1. upon
  2. slide
  3. must
  4. found
  5. myself
  6. yellow
  7. would
  8. paper
  9. very
  10. from
  11. forgot
  12. than
  13. give
  14. about
  15. don't
  16. use
  17. biggest
  18. grew
  19. paint
  20. birthday
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Four Five Six Seven
  1. across
  2. smile
  3. want
  4. sweet
  5. fresh
  6. penny
  7. whisper
  8. strings
  9. fingers
  10. pork
  11. people
  12. squeak
  13. horse
  14. picture
  15. globe
  16. mouth
  17. jacket
  18. swim
  19. hurried
  20. flight
  1. draw
  2. large
  3. nothing
  4. remember
  5. police
  6. different
  7. minutes
  8. enough
  9. both
  10. second
  11. through
  12. feast
  13. changed
  14. country
  15. grew
  16. bright
  17. afternoon
  18. because
  19. whatever
  20. quietly
  1. invented
  2. turning
  3. bright
  4. instead
  5. excitement
  6. shivering
  7. gallop
  8. believe
  9. voice
  10. truth
  11. basement
  12. pleasant
  13. reasonable
  14. creature
  15. month
  16. bench
  17. grocery
  18. throughout
  19. harpoon
  20. astonish
  1. public
  2. stirrup
  3. clearing
  4. horrid
  5. permanent
  6. cowhand
  7. introduction
  8. editor
  9. volcano
  10. guided
  11. sputtered
  12. pipe
  13. fringe
  14. shrank
  15. slackening
  16. logging
  17. courageous
  18. depths
  19. branches
  20. burden
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Eight Nine Ten Add all Scores:
  1. worst
  2. imprints
  3. stake
  4. coach
  5. destruction
  6. bleak
  7. incidents
  8. paragraph
  9. hardships
  10. outnumbered
  11. eternal
  12. deflector
  13. prized
  14. sheds
  15. rein
  16. movement
  17. summons
  18. nephew
  19. essential
  20. wizard
  1. humane
  2. outstanding
  3. particular
  4. vigorously
  5. smoldering
  6. regulation
  7. continual
  8. career
  9. gigantic
  10. vibrated
  11. concentrating
  12. ceiling
  13. reluctant
  14. bluffs
  15. quarry
  16. jeered
  17. rhythmic
  18. assigned
  19. interlude
  20. prejudice
  1. proposed
  2. apparition
  3. anatomy
  4. practically
  5. counter
  6. demolition
  7. scavenger
  8. noble
  9. submarine
  10. generation
  11. sponges
  12. characteristic
  13. environment
  14. symbol
  15. employee
  16. famously
  17. foreign
  18. interval
  19. ecology
  20. implant
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