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Sequential Spelling DVD Series
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The Sequential Spelling 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 DVDs have arrived!  Order your copies today!

Note: Sequential Spelling DVDs have changed format.  See Specifications below.

Video Demos of the first 8 lessons of the Sequential Spelling 1 DVD!

Video Demos of the Sequential Spelling 1-5 DVDs

View Screen Shots of the Sequential Spelling 1 DVD!

Troubleshooting your Sequential Spelling DVDs

On May 21, 2009, AVKO debuted the DVD version of its popular Sequential Spelling series, starting with Sequential Spelling 1; levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are currently available

The DVD version of Sequential Spelling is manufactured and was developed by a homeschooling brother-sister duo: LeeAnn Earl and Joe Hipps of Instructional Media Innovations (IMI).  Levels 6-7 will be released over the course of the next year or so.  Projected release dates are available on the IMI website.

This automated version of Sequential Spelling is comparable to the book version, with some notable differences.  Though the program can be used as-is, it is recommended that the DVD be bought in a bundle with the teacher's book of Sequential Spelling and the Student Response Book for Sequential Spelling.


  • 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 word family's pattern
  • 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.

Recommended Accessories:

  • 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!
  • Sequential 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 The Patterns 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. 


  • 1 DVD per volume.
  • Data DVD may be played on a PC or Mac, with QuickTime Player installed.
    VideoLan VLC Player is another free player that will play these files (Mac and PC).
  • 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.
  • Cross-referencing to The Patterns of English Spelling not available in the DVD version; please see the book version for page numbers to view the rest of the words in the word families covered or to look up the applicable spelling rules.


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