ABeCeDarian
Placement Assessment


Use this assessment to determine what level of ABeCeDarian a student
should use.  The assessment takes about 10 minutes to give.

Level A Letter
Tile Sets


This file contains a template for producing both a large and small set of letter tiles to be used during the Word Puzzle and Spelling Chain activities.   The large set is designed for the teacher to use when working with a group, and the small set is for one-on-one instruction and for the use of individual students.
 
(It is a good idea to laminate the sheets after printing them but before cutting out the letter tiles.)

Level A Word
Cards


This file contains a template for producing a set of word cards for the target words in each Unit of Levels A1, A2, and A Short Version.
 (It is a good idea to laminate the sheets after printing them but before cutting out the cards.)

NOTE:  The Level A Letter Tile Sets and Word Cards are for the 2009 editions.

Level A Blending/Segmenting Supplement

This file contains a brief series of exercises and lessons for students who know the letter/sound correspondences for the one-letter consonants and vowels and can read simple words such as "mop," and "cat," but whose fluency saying letter/sounds or reading simple three- and four-sound syllables is less than 60 correct per minute.  The supplement is generally used in conjunction with Level B, usually as the preliminary work in a lesson.

Level A 100-Words Fluency Practice Lists

This file contains practice sheets are designed to be used after students have completed the A2 or Short A workbook and while they are working through the B1 workbook.  The practice sheets contain the 40 words presented in Level A that are among the one hundred most common words in English.  Automatic recognition of these words is, therefore, essential for fluent reading.  

Using the ABeCeDarian Storybooks for Level A

This file contains detailed directions for using the set of ten companion Storybooks for Level A.

Level B1 and B2
Sentences for Fluency Practice


This file provides all of the Sentences for Fluency Practice pages contained in the workbooks, but with the words filled in.  Some students have difficulties reading their own writing when practicing these sentences.  These sheets can be used in such cases.

Level B1 Word Cards

This file contains a template for producing a set of word cards for the Breaking Words Apart words in Level B1.  (It is a good idea to laminate the sheets after printing them but before cutting out the cards.)

Level B1
Letter/Sound and Key Words Cards

This file contains a template for producing a set of letter/sound and key words cards.  The template should be copied on both sides.  This will yield a set of cards in which a key word is on one side and the isolated letter/sound on the other.  
(It is a good idea to laminate the sheets after printing them but before cutting out the cards.)

Level B
Letter/Sound and 100-Words Fluency Practice Lists


This file contains practice sheets designed to help students quickly recall the main sounds for the multiple-letter vowel spellings presented in B1 and to read high-frequency words quickly and accurately.   The word practice sheets are a continuation of the Level A 100-Words Fluency Sheets, containing those words from the one hundred most common words in English text that are not included in the Level A lists.  These materials should be used after students have completed the B1 workbook and while they are working through the B2 workbook.

Level B1 Sentence Chains

This file provides additional practice reading sentences containing many repetitions of the high frequency words analyzed in each unit.  This is an extremely helpful supplement for students who require a significant amount of repeated readings of a word until they can recognize it quickly.

Level B1 I Spy Sheets (during)

This file contains sheets to provide practice reading unfamiliar words with the graphemes the student has learned.

Level B1 I Spy Sheets (after)

This file contains sheets to help students master and retain the letter/sounds they learned in B1 and to reinforce the habit of sounding out unfamiliar words.

Level B2 Word Cards


This file contains a template for producing a set of word cards for the Breaking Words Apart words in Level B2.  
(It is a good idea to laminate the sheets after printing them but before cutting out the cards.)

Level B1 and B2 Speed Drills


This file contains word speed drills to help students learn the phonics content presented in Level B.  The Speed Drills for Level B1 focus on the vowel spellings covered in B1.  The Speed Drills for Level B2 focus on reading two-syllable words, with a few three-sylable words lists, and one four-syllable word list.  These are designed for use after the student has completed the appropriate workbook.

Level B Reading Chains

This file contains 20 reading chains to help students continue to improve their blending skills as well as their knowledge of letter/sound relationships.  These chains can be used after the student has completed the B1 workbook.

Speed Drill Record Sheet

This file contains a template for a recording sheet to keep a comprehensive record of an individual student's performance on speed drills.

Level B - Short Version - Real Word Fluency Practice

This file provides fluency practice for students who have finished Workbook B - Short Version.  Each sheet contains 8 real words presented repeatedly.  Two different spelling patterns, mostly involving vowel digraphs, are covered on each sheet.

Level B - Short Version - Nonsense Word Fluency Practice

This file provides fluency practice for students who have finished Workbook B - Short Version.  Each sheet contains a number of nonsense words, mostly rimes (i.e., one-syllable strings beginning with vowels, such as "oan" and "eet").  There are several spelling patterns on each sheet.

Level B - Short Version - Podcasts with Pronunciation of Isolated Letter/Sounds and Nonsense Words

The audio files available on this page will help teachers make sure that they are pronouncing sounds and nonsense words correctly. 
The files may also be used by students who wish to practice on their own.

Level C Morpheme Cards
This file contains a template for producing a set of cards with all of the prefixes, suffixes, and roots presented in Level C.  Each prefix and root card also includes a brief definition.

Level D Greek
Combining Form Cards

This file contains a template for producing a set of cards with all of the Greek combining forms presented in Level D.  Each card also includes a brief definition.

ABeCeDarian Error Correction Guide
This file contains guides for helping teachers correct student errors precisely and productively.