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McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book Placement Test

To administer this test there are a few options. First you can have your child sit down and do the test all in one sitting. Another option would be having your child do it in small increments. I have the words broken down into "lesson" lists. So each bullet in the list is a different Lesson # (from the speller as indicated). I'll also be using the following website: http://www.aaaspell.com/index.htm It has grade lists suggested. These are not the same grade lists as on Old Fashioned Education's (www.oldfashionededuction.com) Also of note is that these are the tests of the words COVERED during the grade indicated. So if your child is technically grade 2--administer grade 1. If your child is going into grade 5; I would give the test for grade 4. If they pass all the words, administer grade 5 list. If they miss at least a 1/3 then administer grade 3. Continue until you reach a point where they are having problems. (Only grades up to 5 are done at this time--I will be finishing the lists as time permits) Grade 1 (as from the web site lists):

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Grade 4

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#1 Sap, lag, test #2 Fix, pot, drum #4 same, keep, fire, rope, tube #5 stab, best, drip, stop, pump #6 Hint, Neat,

Grade 2

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#6 lime, well, dull #7 state, quite, beam, #8 cramp, stork, #9 Trial, fury #10 hectic, bucket #12 flavor, planet #13 teeth, never #14 spider, litter

#23 Mire, fringe, wince #24 fable, dimple, ruffle #25 flagrant, fifty, custom #27 paid, growl, tread #28 rascal, infant, blossom #29 balcony, hesitate, indicate #30 green, twist, thrift #31 decide, endure, assist #32 comb, debt, doubtful

Grade 5

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Grade 3

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#15 copper, prop #16 Tutor, truly #17 Flute, strong, skill #18 awake, unseen #19 sedate, entwine #20 stream, barge, bleach #21 captor, moment #22 froze, soil, fence

#33 flight, coach, throve #34 Train, canal, rebel #35 annual, remedy, history #36 Safe, grave #37 trap, cadidate, flare, carefulness #38 barn, cardinal, vast, advantage #39 awe, talkative, squat, swamp #40 glee, priest, fret, knelt #41 where, obey #42 Err, personal, shrine, icicle #43 inch, twitch, petite, #44 firm, thirtieth, poet, glorify #45 Frost, obligate, lovely, brotherhood #46 routine, movingly, could, #47 thorn, worship, whorl #48 noon, roominess, lookout, shook

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McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book Placement Test

Grade 6 · Forth Coming

Grade 7 · Forth Coming

Grade 8 · Forth Coming

Grade 9 · Forth Coming

Grade 10 · Forth Coming

Grade 11 · Forth Coming

Grade 12 · Forth Coming

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McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book Placement Test

Okay that's all right now. I may add to this depending on how my kids do! My kids began in public school, and we have used Bob Jones this past year, which is the same teaching style as public school. I really have no basis for where they OUGHT to be. But I know they are not ½ through book. Grade 6 starts on Lesson 49. And DD 11 is there now. Just an FYI, While I was matching up lesson #s with the grade levels on the web site, I noticed that they only have about 10-12 words per spelling list (or week). This is great, if you are doing spelling like I am. Reviewing only a few words each day and testing, and moving on only once the word is truly known. However, if you are doing it in "traditional public school" ways, which includes about 20 words each work with activities with a final test on Friday and moving on to the next list on Monday, then you may want to do two of their lists, or going with the plan on Old Fashioned Education. Also, please note that though this site is great, and it does use the McGuffey Speller, they do have a tendency to skip words in each "Lesson" in the speller. Some words missing are like pope, bishop, muffle, hence, genus, and mare. There are many words that are no longer "used" frequently by the lower grades like: whelp, gimlet, dotage, etc. These words are also left off the list. So I have made little markings that I have added in my book. Markings are as followed: **a dash is used next to words that are not included on the web site. This lets me know that I may want to do extra

work on those words, or choose to leave them off too.Like I'll probably add back in hemp and dell, but I will leave out mammon and rammer. FYI: almost every weekly spelling list on the website has one or two words left off. Double check your book. I went through and did it all at once for quick checks during the week. **a check mark next to words that are part of the Placement test. This will let me just keep the book handy and not have to worry about keeping loose pages lying around--I may lose them, ok I WOULD lose them! LOL! **a line beneath a word is used to mark the ends of the spelling lists. This way I know exactly what words are included in the week's spelling list. ** And I marked the start of the Grade level with an asterisk (*). The McGuffey Speller can be purchased for about $10 at www.Amazon.com or you can find some on e-bay. You can also find it free here: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15456 at Gutenberg Project. or HERE http://tinyurl.com/3bv6v5 at Google Books. Just print it out! Ok, I'll get to adding in the grade 6 and up tests when I can. However, if anyone wants them prior to me getting them UP, please let me know! (http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Shi verAcademy/) Hope this helps someone. I know I searched the internet for it! And couldn't find it!!

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