The DVD version of Sequential Spelling is manufactured
and was developed by a homeschooling brother-sister
duo: LeeAnn Earl and Joe Hipps of
Innovations (IMI). Levels 6-7 will be released
over the course of the next two years or so. Release
updates will continue to be posted on the AVKO website and
The students can learn spelling on their own, with
minimal assistance from the teacher, while still getting
the benefits of AVKO's multi-sensory system.
Each word presented in the series is pronounced,
used in a contextual sentence, and then pronounced
again. You won't have to think of our own
sentences anymore or look them up in AVKO's Word Families in Sentence Context.
Young children can use the program (as long as they
can pause and re-start the DVD playing program on your
computer). A reading
or spelling ability of about 2nd grade is necessary to
use Sequential Spelling effectively (a child's
ability to use the computer-based version of Sequential Spelling
is up to the discretion of the instructor).
After the student attempts the spelling of each
word, the word is displayed on the screen, with the word
families, prefixes, suffixes, and consonant blends in
contrasting colors for easy processing of the
Each lesson has a "Check List" that the teacher can
use to review the student's work for the day -- even
without purchasing a copy of the book.
Videos can be downloaded onto your iPod/iPad for
mobile access to your spelling lessons. Videos are
presented in .mp4 format, a universal video format
played by most video players.
AVKO Membership for
all of the supplemental curriculum resources, including
Word Families in Sentence Context, The Patterns of
English Spelling, additional readings for
comprehension, supplemental worksheets and games, Mp3
recordings of AVKO Workshops, and more!
Spelling(Teacher's book; available separately
or in a bundle with the DVD)
Though the program can be used without the teacher's
book, the book includes some information that the DVD
does not, including page references to
of English Spelling and bolding of the most
important words to be learned for competency and
fluency. Additionally, in case of travel or
machine malfunction, the book will provide you with the
ability to maintain continuity and not miss lessons.
Student Response Book for
Sequential Spelling (available separately or in
a bundle with the DVD).
Your student's work will be organized neatly in this
handy book that prevents him from seeing the previous
days' while working on the present day's.
The video files may also be copied over to your
favorite portable video device for portable spelling
lessons -- permission is given for individual households
to do this under AVKO copyright -- including iPod/iPad/Android
and many others.
Answers may be typed into a web page. Student
responses may be printed.
Students can toggle a checkbox next to each answer
to mark words that were spelled incorrectly the first
time or need additional review (e.g., spelling was not
as automatic as it should be)
Helpful technical videos are included on the DVD to
assist in transfer of files to hand-held devices.
The specifications are the same as the 2.5 except
that this version is coded with Flash. A small
number of users may experience compatibility issues if
they do not use devices or software that have Flash
capability or have out-of-date Flash plug-ins.
Technical, troubleshooting, and introductory videos
have been updated in the 2.5 version.
IMI (the DVD manufacturer) if you have technical
questions about DVDs.
2 discs (DVDs) per volume
Video DVDs that can be played in DVD players
(connected to a TV) or on computers with a DVD-ROM