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AVKO Philosophy |
AVKO's materials and resources are perfect
for homeschooling: the easy-to-use materials, the low cost,
the unbelievable customizability and versatility of the
materials, and the effectiveness. There are many
different "flavors" of homeschooling (pedagogical
paradigms); we'll show you how AVKO compares to those and how
AVKO's methodologies and philosophies are related.
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Learn More about What Makes AVKO Different from Other Programs:
- Teaching Reading through the side doors of:
- Handwriting Students learn phonics, reading, and spelling
they learn the alphabet, not afterwards.
- Keyboarding Students
learn phonics, reading, and spelling AS
they learn the keyboard.
- AVKO's Philosophy
- Learn about Don McCabe,
the creator of AVKO's materials
- AVKO's philosophies and methodologies are
using a systematic and multi-sensory approach to
teaching the language arts. Immediate student
self-correction is employed.
- Quality is more important than quantity
AVKO absolutely believes that quality is more important
than quantity, as does Charlotte Mason. In fact,
we recommend that language arts instruction be limited
to 15 minutes at a time.
- Children learn through copywork
AVKO does not believe in copywork as Charlotte Mason
does. Copywork is fine for learning information
that must be learned by rote memorization (math
formulas, names and dates, etc.). Additionally, copywork
may be an effective method for learning language arts
material if the student is a "natural speller,"
and has no delays, disabilities, etc. Copywork for
language arts, though, for many students is boring, a
waste of time, predicated on the memorizing each and
every individual "picture" of the words, and exacerbates
problems with low self-esteem when the student
- Fine arts and foreign language are studied
AVKO absolutely recommends the fine arts and foreign
language instruction. Fine arts can teach
dedication and discipline; they also tap into the
creative sides of students. Foreign language
instruction is not only practical for an increasingly
globalized community and commerce, but can make learning
English easier (especially when learning a Germanic or
- Journaling, oration, and narration are very
Though AVKO doesn't focus on the outdoors or nature,
writing and verbal fluency are very important skills to
master. AVKO recommends daily writing to engage
with the language, increase fluency, improve the
organization of thoughts, and correct mistakes as they
occur (teachable moments).
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