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Sequential Spelling |
Where do I Start?
AVKO has researched English spelling for over
35 years. Over the course of those years, we have
developed a wide array of resources and materials for the
teaching of spelling -- for homeschoolers, school educators,
and special education teachers. Depending on the
levels of customization and teacher involvement you need for
your spelling program, we have a variety of materials to
meet your needs.
Resources for All Your
Where to Start Based on
|For students who do not have a basic
grasp of phonics (roughly estimated as below 2nd
grade level); for students who need additional help
|For 2nd grade levels up:
We generally recommend that everyone starts at level 1
if they can read/spell at a 2nd grade level.
|For older teens / adults:
||Start with If it is to
be, it is up to me to do it if confidence
needs to be built due to years of feeling inadequate
because of poor spelling/reading skills.
Continue on to Sequential Spelling 2 after
completing If it is to be...
the DVD Version.
|For adults / those with limited time
to learn spelling:
Spelling for Adults or
create your own spelling program.
The word families taught in
1-7 are condensed into two volumes, available in
Consider using the
DVD Version of Sequential
|For students who only have random
gaps in spelling proficiency:
Spelling combined with
Patterns of English Spelling (FREE as
an E-book with
your own customized Sequential Spelling program.
See also Speech to Spelling.
|For students who struggle with
choosing the right homophone in spelling (they're
vs. their, e.g.):
||Use The Tricky Words
to address those homophone spelling problems.
Pre-tests for Tricky Words (PDF)
These homophones are also presented throughout
|For students who struggle with the I
Before E rule, Apostrophes, or its vs.
it's / two vs. to vs. too
||Use The I Before E Rule
Set which includes
3 books in 1: The Complete I Before E Rule,
Apostrophes Made Easy, and It-ss & Tooze Made
See also The
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