Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-IV Lloyd M. Dunn and Leota M. Dunn The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test is administered by showing the student pictures and the teacher reads a word. The students are to point to the correct picture for the word read. Caution is given when interpreting results and authors caution the PPVT-IV only measures listening vocabulary.
Bader Reading and Language Inventory Bader (2005) This diagnostic battery of tests assess seven areas: emergent reading, word identification and phonics, comprehension, spelling, english as a second language, writing and oral processing.
Ekwall-Shanker Reading Inventory (ESRI) Shanker & Ekwall (1999) This assessment provides flexible assessments to match the needs of the individuals. The assessment measures students' knowledge of letters, basic sight vocabulary, phonics, structural analysis and contractions.
Qualitative Reading Inventory-3 (QRI-3) Leslie & Caldwell, (2000) The Qualitative Reading Inventory helps analyze abilities in word identification, fluency and comprehension.
Other informal ways of assessing vocabulary: Listen to students talk Read selections and check for comprehension Develop simple IRIs using classroom texts Read a word and circle a picture of it Look at a picture and circle the word for it Read the word and circle the definition Read the word and circle a synonym Read the word and circle an antonym Read the word in context and circle a definition Read a sentence and write the missing word Read a sentence and supply the missing word orally Read the word and draw a picture or tell about it Read the word and put it in a category Find the word in a category in which it does not belong
Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia Avrit, K. (2014). Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia. Dallas , TX: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
Schumm, J.S. ( 2006). Reading Assessment and Instruction for All Learners. New York, NY: The Guilford Press Word Wizard This activity gets students finding words outside of the text book. Teachers can create an advertising campaign to get the students interested. Then build a chart for students to tally when they find a word that has been introduced. Points may be given for hearing the word on TV, the radio, on the street or at home. Certificates are given every few weeks for points collected. Word of the Day Teach a word of the day to students. Have students listen for it being used throughout the day. Students can keep a log for how many times the word is used during the day. A list can be posted in the classroom for students to use when they are writing. Word Walk Students observe, study and record any words in the environment. Students check off words they can read and can have group discussions. Questions could include: what is the longest word on your list? What is the longest word in the group? What words start with the same letter? Can you draw a picture for some of your words? Can you write a story about the word walk using the words you found?