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AVKO Newsletter 2010-06-00

AVKO Newsletter 2010-06-00

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News from AVKO Educational Research Foundation
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Don McCabe <donmccabe1@gmail.com>Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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AVKO Educational Research Foundation Newsletter
Issue: # 6June, 2010
JUNE CALENDAR 
June 19 - Juneteenth - The oldest known holiday celebrating the end ofslavery. It started on June 19th 1865 when the union soldiers, led byGeneral Granger came to GalvestonTexas and announced that the war wasover and the slaves were free. General Granger read the EmancipationProclamation freeing about 250,000 slaves throughout Texas. Some USStates list it as an official holiday. Also called
"Freedom Day"
Moreabout
JUNETEENTH
June 20 - Father's Day
SEVERAL NICE FATHER'S DAY STORIES
June 21 First day of SummerJune 24 -
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day
a celebration for all French-Canadians
SUMMER READING IS FOR PLEASURE
Summer Reading
by Gloria Goldsmith
Recently I have responded to several inquiries abouttechniques of teaching reading. I will discuss this subjectmore in the July newsletter, but a short piece today iswarranted for summer reading selection. 
**********SUMMER READING
should be relaxing and lots of fun. Kids needsome down time to let their imaginations run wild and stir their interestabout something beyond their current scope of knowledge. Summer readingis a great time to experiment with various kinds of books, fiction, nonfiction,biographies, historical novels, graphic novels, etc. Click this website intoyour "Favorites" page. It has 10 great sites
(including #2. Summer Library ProgramReading Lists for Kids. It goes from Picture Books for Non-Readers to Fiction for OlderTeens)
.
Summer Reading Lists
Book ofthe MonthIn This Issue
Summer ReadingHow To UseMembershipBrain Teasers!Daddy's 1st Father'sDayA HomeschoolingMom's Blog
Brain Teasers forKids and Adults
1. There is one wordin the English langu-age that is alwayspronounced incor-rectly. What is it?2. A man gave oneson 10 cents andanother son wasgiven 15 cents. What
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FOR TEENS of all ages: 500 of the most popular books. You will need tomake your own decisions about interest and suitability. It has booksseparated into subject matters as, adventure and survival, autobiographyand memoirs, classics, edgy, trend setting, fantasy, graphic novel, historicaletc.
500 Books for Teens
 
Reading for Pleasure - When selecting a book for pleasure readingencourage your student to look for books that have these qualities: easy toread, understands all words, needs little to no help, very interested in thesubject, eagerly reads, laughs out loud when reading, tells others about thebook.
How to Get the Most Out of AVKO SpellingProgram in 3 Easy Lessons: Lesson 2
Lesson 2:H
ow to Use the Membership Books
to their Greatest Potential
 
Membership? What's that? Why should I bother with it? 
As a non-profit organization, AVKO exists to HELP adults and kids learnhow to read and spell. AVKO has an annual membership which provides theREFERENCE MATERIALS every child's classroom (even at home) shouldhave available. Membership also gives you a 25% DISCOUNT on all AVKObooks and DVD's. For only $25. you can receive the E-book version of 6books. We suggest you download the e-books to a CD. The six books are: 
The Teaching of Reading and Spelling: A Continum from K - College 
A book for the parent/teacher to learn HOW and WHY.
Starting at Square OnLesson Plans for teaching alphabet for all ages using AVKO Method The Reading Teacher's List of Over 5,500 Basic Spelling Words  Find true reading level, check decoding and comprehension skills.To Teach A Dyslexic For those NOT dyslexic, better understand their children who ARE.The Patterns of English Spelling 
&
New Word Families in Sentence Context 
Resource books for every AVKO spelling program- see below 
ow to Use the Membership Books 
 
The entire review of the Membership Books is on
AVKO's BLOG
. In this Newsletter, I have included that portion
most helpful
for yourstudents.
For Use with ANY AVKO Spelling Program 
 
The Patterns of English Spelling 
&
New Word Families in Sentence Context 
10 VolumesRecently combined, these two books are now over 1600 pages. McCabewas not content with just the word families that fit cleanly into rimes, healso explains spelling oddities of w- and r- controlled clans, basic suffixes,-y families and their relatives, advanced suffixes, advanced patterns of /kspelled -qu, -ch, and /sh/ spelled -ch and other miscellaneous relatives, andeven Greek and Latin prefixes, roots and suffixes. It contains EVERY wordtime is it?3. A boat has aladder that has sixrungs, each rung isone foot apart. Thebottom rung is onefoot from the water.The tide rises at 12inches every 15minutes. High tidepeaks in one hour.When the tide is atits highest, howmany rungs are underwater?4. There is a housewith four walls. Eachwall faces south.There is a window ineach wall. A bearwalks by one of thewindows. What coloris the bear?5. Is half of two plustwo equal to two orthree?6. There is a room.The shutters areblowing in. There isbroken glass on thefloor. There is wateron the floor. You findSloppy dead on thefloor. Who is Sloppy?How did Sloppy die?7. How much dirtwould be in a hole 6feet deep and 6 feetwide that has beendug with a squareedged shovel?8. If I were in Hawaiiand dropped abowling ball in abucket of water whichis 45 degrees anddropped another ballof the same weight,mass, and size in abucket at 30 degrees,both of them at thesame time, which ballwould hit the bottomof the bucket first?Same question, butthe location is inCanada ?
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family in the English language and is a universal resource for the entire listof spelling and reading books AVKO produces. 
How to Use:
 
(alphabetic index pgs 23-93)
Pages are numbered 101A, 101B, etc.A pages: Word Family& Power Words, B pages: Sentences1. Find and review (A page)the ENTIRE word family you are studying.Sequential Spelling 1-7 has a selected grouping of the word family, NOTevery word; therefore this book allows you and students to review all wordfamily words, not as spelling words, but as vocabulary.2. Power Words- listed on the same page, these are to be used fordeveloping multisyllabic pronunciation and comprehension.Great Word Meaning Game:Go over the words and their meaning in thedictionary. Students write the word on one side of paper, on the other theydraw the
meaning 
of the word. Be sure the drawing expresses some
feeling 
of the word meaning. Hang up drawings around schooling area. When youhave four or five pix start a weekly game where you either show them theword and they have to tell the meaning of the word by describing the pictureOR they look at picture and tell what word it represents. Laugh, give hints,make it fun and give lots of praise.3. On the opposite (B page), you will find sentences using the word familywords in context. Divide into four sections. Use the sentences for dictation,typing, handwriting and reading comprehension practice. Each of thesefunctions is an important sensory learning tool and beneficial for mastery ofhigher education.Spelling city.com (free) the student types in their current spelling words(works best with base words) and chooses from 10 word games plus TWONEW writing features. The rest of the Membership Books are described in the
AVKO BLOG.
 Gloria Goldsmith 
ANSWERS to Brain Teasers
1. The word "incorrectly. "2. 1:45. The man gave away a total of 25 cents. He divided it between twopeople. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two.3. None, the boat rises with the tide.4. White. If all the walls face south, the house is at the North Pole, and thebear, therefore, is a polar bear.5. Three. Well, it seems that it could almost be either, but if you follow themathematical orders of operation, division is performed before addition.So... half of two is one. Then add two, and the answer is three.6. Sloppy is a (gold)fish. The wind blew the shutters in, which knocked hisgoldfish-bowl off the table, and it broke, killing him.7. None. No matter how big a hole is, it's still a hole: the absence of dirt.8. Both questions, same answer: the ball in the bucket of 45 degree F water9. What is thesignificance of thefollowing: The year is1978, thirty-fourminutes past noon onMay 6th.10. If a farmer has 5haystacks in one fieldand 4 haystacks inthe other field, howmany haystackswould he have if hecombined them all inthe center field?11. What is it thatgoes up and goesdown but does notmove?FIND ANSWERSBELOW...
Daddy's 1st
 
Father's Day
By Michele Zipp
A Mom writes abouthow this year'sFather's day will beher husband's firstand hopefully withoutthe drama of lastyear's Mother's Day,which saw him havingemergency surgery. Itis a short, but heart-warming story.~~~~ 
Read the Interview
 
Homeschool Mom'sBLOG
A Mom discusses
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