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You're here because you want to jump your child ahead. Yay!  This is where your child can take my vocabulary/spelling tests for the NZ primary school essential word lists 1 - 10. You can find out where your child is at, and then match to my books here at carolynscreativeplace.com  Support their journey of 'learning for a lifetime'.  

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    Dear Helpers,

    Book 1the title above is the link to my test for Essential Word List 1. It tests 8 of the 10 words from List 1. If your child gets 100%, then they can take the test for book 2. 

    List 1 matches year 0 - 1 at primary school, of course depending on your child. 

    Also, if you have purchased NZ Essential School Series Word List 1 book, you will find the answers here.

    Dear Helpers,

    the title above is the link to my test for Essential Word List 2. It tests 10 of the 20 words from List 2. Of course, depending on your child, List 2 matches year 2 at primary school. If your child gets 100%, then they can take the test for book 3.

    Also, if you have purchased NZ Essential School Series Word List 2 book, you will find the answers here.


    Dear Helpers,

    the title above is the link to my test for Essential Word List 3. It tests 10 of the 30 words from List 3. Of course, depending on your child, List 3 matches year 3 at primary school. If your child gets 100%, then they can take the test for book 4.

    Also, if you have purchased NZ Essential School Series Word List 3 book, you will find the answers here.


    Dear Helpers,

    the title above is the link to my test for Essential Word List 4. It tests 15 of the 50 words from List 4. Of course, depending on your child, List 4 matches year 4 at primary school. If your child gets 100%, then they can take the test for book 5.

    Also, if you have purchased NZ Essential School Series Word List 4 book, you will find the answers here.


    Dear Helpers,

    Workbook 5

    the title above is the link to my test for Essential Word List 5. It tests 17 of the 50 words from List 5. Of course, depending on your child, List 5 matches year 5 at primary school. If your child gets 100%, then they can take the test for book 6.

    Also, if you have purchased NZ Essential School Series Word List 5 book, you will find the answers here.



    Dear Helpers,

    Book 6 Cover

    the title above is the link to my test for Essential Word List 6. It tests 20 of the 70 words from List 6. Of course, depending on your child, List 6 matches year 6 at primary school. If your child gets 100%, then they can take the test for book 7.

    Also, if you have purchased NZ Essential School Series Word List 6 book, you will find the answers here.


    Dear Helpers,

    Book 7 Cover

    the title above is the link to my test for Essential Word List 7. It tests 20 of the 60 words from List 7. If your child gets 100%, then they can take the test for book 8.

    Also, if you have purchased NZ Essential School Series Word List 7 book, you will find the answers here.


    Dear Helpers,

    Book 8 Cover

    the title above is the link to test for Essential Word List 8. It tests 20 of the 60 words from List 8. If your child gets 100%, then they can take the test for book 9.

    Also, if you have purchased NZ Essential School Series Word List 8 book, you will find the answers here.


    Dear Helpers,

    Book 9 Cover

    the title above is the link to my test for Essential Word List 9. It tests 20 of the 70 words from List 9. If your child gets 100%, then they can take the test for book 10.

    Also, if you have purchased NZ Essential School Series Word List 9 book, you will find the answers here.


    Dear Helpers,

    Book 10 Cover

    the title above is the link to my test for Essential Word List 10. It tests 20 of the 70 words from List 10. If your kid gets 100% then they would appear proficient in all the essential word lists.

    Also, if you have purchased NZ Essential School Series Word List 10 book, you will find the answers here.


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