The Inventive Spelling Quiz! Trivia

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The Inventive Spelling Quiz! Trivia

Welcome to the Inventive Spelling Quiz. It can be challenging if a child is expected to communicate in words while considering the correct spelling, so inventive spelling came up. It gives children a sense of independence when they speak freely. It is through inventive spelling that students learn their mistakes more quickly and write words correctly. See how much you know about this stage of spelling in students by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What grade level(s) typically use the inventive spelling technique?
    • A. 

      College level

    • B. 

      Pre-k to first grade

    • C. 

      9-12 grade

    • D. 

      Nobody because it is incorrect

  • 2. 
    What does inventive spelling look like?
    • A. 

      My eye hurt yesterday, so I went to the doctor.

    • B. 

      Mi i hrt yestrday so i wnt tow thu doctr.

    • C. 

      I had an eye that was injured the day before yesterday.

    • D. 

      My eye hurt real bad.

  • 3. 
    According to the brochure, what is the advantage of using the inventive spelling technique?
    • A. 

      Students will not have homework because they can get their ideas down in school

    • B. 

      Students are able to work together with a teacher while spelling words and phrases

    • C. 

      Students have more time to write more on their page instead of worrying about correct spelling

    • D. 

      Students can check for correct spelling in a dictionary to help them learn the right way to spell

  • 4. 
    In the semiphonetic stage of spelling development, the child uses single letters to represent words.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In what stage of inventive spelling does the child have mostly correct generalizations about spelling?
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Precommunicative

    • C. 

      Transitional

    • D. 

      Semiphonetic

  • 6. 
    If a child was to write the words, "home" as "hom," "parent" as "parnt" and "know" as "no," they are most likely in the __________ stage.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Phonetic

    • C. 

      Semiphonetic

    • D. 

      Precommunicative

  • 7. 
    What is one activity you can create to involve students in the inventive spelling process?
    • A. 

      Students can look at maps and the keys to learn new words and places

    • B. 

      Students can read story books with pictures to develop meaning

    • C. 

      Students can practice writing their favorite words by sounding them out slowly

    • D. 

      Students can have a simple conversation to hear the correct pronunciation of words

  • 8. 
    What is a clue you can find in the children's writing to know they are using inventive spelling?
    • A. 

      The child has every word spelled correctly

    • B. 

      The child uses scribbles on a page

    • C. 

      The child writes random letters all over a page

    • D. 

      The child writes words as they are spoken

  • 9. 
    If you were to compare two students writing samples, what would be a clue that is one a higher stage of inventive spelling than the other?
    • A. 

      One child writes letters on a page while the other uses one letter to represent words

    • B. 

      One child writes one or few letters to represent words while the other writes every speech sound

    • C. 

      One child writes every speech sound while the other uses some conventional spelling

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    A writer who shows signs of moving away from phonetic spelling to relying on the visual representation of the word is most likely in the correct stage. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False