Commentary on Traditional Research, Benchmarks, and Initiatives
- A Short Summary of Traditional Spelling Research
- Literature is not Literacy
- System Failure
- Why Traditional Methods of Teaching Fail
- Reading Recovery: Just the Facts? by Bill Carlson
- We Confused Literature with Literacy by Jane Fell Greene, Ed.D.
- Whole Language: What it is; What it isn't by Mary Bowman-Kruhm, Ed.D.
- Research on Learning Styles and a Request for Rebuttal Studies by Cathy C. Shank
- 97% Literacy in 25 years: An achievable goal but only if set
A challenge to Universities and the U.S. Department of Education.
- Read by Grade Three? Say, What?
This article clearly demonstrates that no matter how wonderful the rhetoric of No Child Left Behind is, we can never really have children reading after just two years of instruction. A scientific analysis demonstrates what everybody intuitively knows: Learning to read is a continuum from Kindergarten through college.
- Research Proposal to U.S. Dept. of Education and University Researchers
- An analysis of the University of Oregon's DIBELS Benchmark 1
78% of the nonsense words are misspelled!
- An Open Letter to All Educators and Parents
- An Assessment of Fast ForWord by Eldo Bergman, M.D., Texas Reading Institute.
- Grade 1 National Reading Vocabulary
- The Whole Language School of Golf
AVKO's Findings and Philosophies
- AVKO Philosophy
- Summary of AVKO Research
- Is Professor AVKO Right? by Don McCabe
- A Challenge to Educational Researchers
- George Bernard Shaw's "ghoti" for "fish"
- Trouble with Compound Words
- Spell Check
- Quick and Painless Assessment Tests developed by AVKO
University Researchers are encouraged to validate this very simple test.
- Spelling Research Survey Form
- A Study of the Effectiveness of Sequential Spelling in the Flint Alternative Junior High School.
- AVKO's Test
This test demonstrates that nearly everybody recognizes on a subconscious level that there are some spelling patterns that are more difficult to learn than others. Actually, they are more difficult primarily because these patterns are not systematically taught in our schools. The results of this test can easily be replicated by researchers and students alike.
- A Fun Quiz: Phonics Can Be Fun
English Language Resource Pages
- Latin and Greek Roots
- The Complete I Before E Rule Explained
- Syllabication Rules
- An Index of Basic Phonic Patterns by Vowel Types
- Phonic Patterns Seldom if Ever Taught Even in Phonics Programs
- Phonogram-to-Sound Chart
- British vs. American spelling
- 2 & 3 Letter Words
- The 50 Easiest Words to Learn
- The 5 types of English Spelling
The Simple, The Fancy, The Insane, the Tricky, and the Scrunched Up (sandhi or synaloepha in linguistic terminology).