Phonics Screener and Decoding Assessments Based on the Science of Reading

Rated 4.5 out of 5, based on 6 reviews
6 Ratings
Grade Levels
1st, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
19 pages
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT

What educators are saying

I love this. It helps me focus my flexible groups to impact learning skills even more. I love that it can be quick and easy and also used as data points if needed.


Do you struggle grouping kids for intervention in phonics and reading? For me, the hardest part of switching to a Science of Reading based reading instruction was relearning reading groups. These phonics screeners and decoding assessments are a quick and accurate way to group kids for phonics intervention groups.


This decodable phonics screener is a quick and easy way to find the decoding gaps your K-2 students have and use that data to place them in intervention reading groups for decoding.

There are 3 phonics screeners in this resource:

  • Kindergarten – VC and CVC words to identify difficulties with blending certain letter sounds
  • 1st Grade – identifies decoding gaps from CVC to diphthongs and silent letters
  • 2nd Grade – identifies gaps in advanced phonics skills, affixes, and common Greek & Latin roots

Each screener has a student page and a teacher page. Copy the student page on colored paper or cardstock and laminate. Use a teacher page for each student to record their decoding assessment data. You can use the same page all year long by using a different color pen each time you assess and dating your data.

None of the student pages mention grade levels so these can be used with older kids who are struggling as well.

These screeners match my sets of decodable readers and decoding passages. Shop all of those here.

Read more about how I use these screeners and other reading assessments in this blog post.


  • Kindergarten decodable phonics screener
  • 1st grade decodable phonics screener
  • 2nd grade decodable phonics screener
  • Each screener includes a student page and a teacher recording page
  • Phonics pacing guide for Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade
  • Data binder cover sheet and spine label (watch the video preview to see what my decoding assessment binder looks like)


Reading Groups Assessment Teacher Binder

1st Grade Math Assessments

Spelling Assessments for K-2

Copyright Whitney Shaddock, 2022, licensed for one classroom use only. Please use the multiple licensing option for more than one classroom use!

Let's Connect:

Follow My TPT Store | Follow My Blog | Facebook | Instagram

Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up