Here is an alternative to dictation-only Spelling tests! These tests assess the 20 weekly spelling words from the third grade 2013 Reading Street series. Each 20-point test is made of three sections:
1. Dictation - Teacher calls out six words and students write them on the line. I chose the six words I felt were most useful for everyday use in students' writing.
2. Students choose the correctly spelled version of the word (4 choices are given).
3. Three different words are given per question. Students find the word that is spelled incorrectly. If all words are spelled the right way, students choose "No Mistakes." This section is formatted to prepare students for the Spelling section of Louisiana's standardized test in third grade (ILEAP).