The Reading Teacher’s List of Over 5,500 Basic Spelling Words

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.