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Developmental Spelling Inventory

Updated: Feb 26

J. Richard Gentry developed a developmental spelling inventory, sometimes called the “monster test”, which is an easy way to determine a child’s developmental spelling stage. It does not give as detailed information about students' phonics development as the Words Their Way spelling inventories do, but it's a quick and efficient way to get some valuable information, especially with our pre-K through 2nd grade spellers.

For complete directions and reproducible recording sheet follow the links below.

Directions for Developmental Spelling Assessment

Download Blank Inventory Form

Books by J. Richard Gentry:

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