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Individualized Keyboarding

AVKO Materials | Let's Write Right | AVKO Spelling | AVKO Curriculum

Individualized Keyboarding utilizes a multi-sensory approach (as most of the AVKO materials do) to teach typing skills. But this not only teaches typing skills, it also reinforces the reading patterns that are necessary for typing proficiency. You may try our free experiment that demonstrates our point that good readers have built-in automatic responses to spelling patterns. Poor readers don't yet have the patterns locked into their God-given computer brains, so they must type letter-by-letter which slows them down and increases the likelihood of mistakes. AVKO's method of teaching is by patterns. The book is standard 8 1/2 X 11 inches in size and is in a three ring binder. In the back of this book is the teacher/parent's book - Improving Reading and Spelling Skills via Keyboarding.

W400 - $14.95 
  ISBN: 1-56400-401-5
8x11  96 pp.
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  • "Besides teaching typing and keyboard skills, it teaches reading and spelling skills through the context of patterns rather than isolated key positions. A fantastic concept that works."   -R.J. Rayl, Flint, MI
  • Even the most severely dyslexic / dysgraphic student can begin the learning-to-read and spell process while he thinks he is just learning the keyboard so that he can make better use of a computer.
  • Contains Parent/Teacher Component Improving Reading and Spelling Skills via Keyboarding
    which also has: a controlled experiment that you can do in your classroom to prove that poor readers must learn spelling patterns in order to become good typists as well as the complete scope and sequence of this typing program:

If the dyslexic (non-reader or poor reader) hears the word (Audio) and sees the word (Visual) as he types the word (Kinesthetic) and says (or subvocalizes) the word (Oral) the dyslexic will be using a multi-sensory approach to learning spelling patterns and phonically regular words as he learns the keyboard.   This is what the word AVKO stands for:  Audio, Visual, Kinesthetic, Oral.

Individualized Keyboarding


Sample Lesson

Level One Lesson Four (Teaches j/r)

Student Types Each Line Three Times

Exercise A

jjj frrf frrf; far; jar; far; jar jar jar;
far jar; tar tars; star stars; jar jars jar;
art arts; tart tarts; start starts; art art;

Each of these lines is typed three times.  See column to the right.


 
 


Exercise A

jjj frrf jjj frrf; far; jar; far; jar jar jar;
jjj frrf jjj frrf; far; jar; far; jar jar jar;
jjj frrf jjj frrf; far; jar; far; jar jar jar;

far jar; tar tars; star stars; jar jars jar;
far jar; tar tars; star stars; jar jars jar;
far jar; tar tars; star stars; jar jars jar;

art arts; tart tarts; start starts; art art;
art arts; tart tarts; start starts; art art;
art arts; tart tarts; start starts; art art;

Exercise B

tar tars; star stars; jjj jar jar; jjj jar jars;
fff; as far as a star; jjj jar jars; jjj; jar jars;
all as tall as a tall dad falls; jjj; jar jars;

  Each of these lines is typed three times.  See column to the right.

 

 
 

Exercise B

tar tars; star stars; jjj jar jar; jjj jar jars;
tar tars; star stars; jjj jar jar; jjj jar jars;
tar tars; star stars; jjj jar jar; jjj jar jars;

fff; as far as a star; jjj jar jars; jjj; jar jars;
fff; as far as a star; jjj jar jars; jjj; jar jars;
fff; as far as a star; jjj jar jars; jjj; jar jars;

all as tall as a tall dad falls; jjj; jar jars;
all as tall as a tall dad falls; jjj; jar jars;
all as tall as a tall dad falls; jjj; jar jars;

Exercise C

fff; as fast as a fast lad; a sad dad; jjj jar;
jjj jar jars; tdar tars; star stars; ;;; fff; far;
a star starts fast at last; fff far; jjj jars;

Each of these lines is typed three times.  See column to the right.





 

Exercise C

fff; as fast as a fast lad; a sad dad; jjj jar;
fff; as fast as a fast lad; a sad dad; jjj jar;
fff; as fast as a fast lad; a sad dad; jjj jar;

jjj jar jars; tdar tars; star stars; ;;; fff; far;
jjj jar jars; tdar tars; star stars; ;;; fff; far;
jjj jar jars; tdar tars; star stars; ;;; fff; far;

a star starts fast at last; fff far; jjj jars;
a star starts fast at last; fff far; jjj jars;
a star starts fast at last; fff far; jjj jars;

Exercise D

at last a tall lad starts as a star starts;
tar tart tarts; star start starts; stars start;
fff; start as fast as a tall star starts; jjj jars;

Each of these lines is typed three times.  See column to the right.






Exercise D

at last a tall lad starts as a star starts;
at last a tall lad starts as a star starts;
at last a tall lad starts as a star starts;

tar tart tarts; star start starts; stars start;
tar tart tarts; star start starts; stars start;
tar tart tarts; star start starts; stars start;

fff; start as fast as a tall star starts; jjj jars;
fff; start as fast as a tall star starts; jjj jars;
fff; start as fast as a tall star starts; jjj jars;

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