Read the passage below to your student, asking them to follow along.
Ask your student to read the passage aloud by themselves.
Dictate the following list of words, one at a time, to your student, asking them to write the words on a piece of paper.
If you can answer “Yes” to these three questions, your student is ready to begin Wild Tales.
- Can my student write two or three sentences at a time?
- Was my student able to read the paragraph aloud without sounding words out or pausing? Note that the paragraph is written at the minimum reading level for Wild Tales.
- Was my student able to spell correctly eight of the ten listed words?
If you answer “No” to any of the questions above, try the readiness guidelines for the previous level,Jack and Jill.