THE TEACHING OF READING & SPELLING:
STARTING AT SQUARE ONE
Starting at Square One is a handwriting (manuscript and cursive) as well as a computer keyboarding program that teaches reading/phonics/spelling AS and not after the alphabet is methodically taught in a special sequence.
- AVKO's Rationale for Teaching Phonics as Manuscript and Cursive are Taught (PDF)
- AVKO's Rationale for Teaching Reading, Writing, Keyboarding, and Spelling AS the Alphabet is Taught (PDF)
- Possible Daily Activities for Beginning Handwriting and Reading Instruction (PDF)
- Read Bill Morelan's Handwriting Overview of handwriting programs (PDF)
- AVKO's Directions for Making Manuscript and Cursive Letters (PDF)
- Teach your K-1 students reading, spelling, handwriting, and keyboarding (optional) AS the alphabet is being taught--NOT AFTER.
- Lay the foundation for your student's literacy: phonemic awareness and word attack skills are learned from the very beginning of the reading process.
- Teach your older students the phonemic awareness and word attack skills that they never fully learned while first learning to read and spell.
- Use the completely decodable words as the letters are taught for additional practice in handwriting, reading, and spelling.
- Teach English as a Second Language (ESL).