Not only does it
include all these words in rank order of
difficulty, it contains all of Harry Greene's
The New Iowa Spelling Scale. Although
Greene's spelling scale
dates back to a study done in 1953, published in
1954, it is the ONLY baseline study ever done on
how well (or how poorly) our school children
spell the 5,507 most basic words.
How Can You Use This Book?
Have a reference of all of the most important words
for your children and students to know early on.
Create your own spelling and reading benchmarks
based on the statistical levels of difficulty of words
in the English language. All words are completely
referenced to The Patterns
of English Spelling to teach all of the
words in those word families at the same time.
Quickly validate the benchmarks and outcomes of your
current spelling system.