Spelling Stages Emergent Letter-name Alphabetic Within Word Patterns Syllables and Affixes Derivational Relations
Features Consonants Early Middle Late Early Middle Late Early Middle Early Middle
Initial Final Short Vowels Digraphs Blends Common Long Vowels Other Vowels Inflected Endings Syllable Junctures Unaccented Final Syllables Advanced Affixes Bases or Roots
1. bed b d e                  
2. ship   p i sh                
3. when     e wh                
4. lump l   u   mp              
5. float   t     fl oa            
6. train   n     tr ai            
7. place         pl a-e            
8. drive   v     dr i-e            
9. bright         br igh            
10. shopping     o sh                
11. spoil         sp   oi -pping        
12. serving             er -ving        
13. chewed       ch     ew -ed        
14. carries             ar -ies rr      
15. marched       ch     ar          
16. shower       sh     ow     er    
17. bottle                 tt le    
18. favor*                 v or    
19. ripen                 p en    
20. cellar                 ll ar    
21. pleasure                     -ure pleas
22. fortunate             or       -ate fortun
23. confident                     -ent confid
24. civilize*                     -ize civil
25. opposition                     -tion pos
* - US spelling                        
  Spell Check pre- / post- Spell Check Spell Check Spell Check SC (CVCe)
Spell Check SC (s/es)
SC (-ed)
SC (-ies)
SC (VCC-infl.)
Spell Check -   SC 1
SC 2
SC 3

Elementary Spelling Inventory Feature Guide

Clicking a language feature will take you to the first sort which features this language feature. This may not be the most appropriate one for your learners amd does not consider picture sorts.

Clicking a Spell Check link will take you to the spell check which features this language feature at that spelling stage. This can be used to better determine the sort you need.

Clicking the feature at the top of a column will take you to the index of sorts for that unit at that spelling stage, to find other sorts which may be of use to your learners. Sorts for some features spread across units.