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AVKO Newsletter 2010-05-01

AVKO Newsletter 2010-05-01

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Published by AVKO Foundation
7/31/2010

Gmail - News from AVKO Educational …

News from AVKO Educational Research Foundation
1 message Don McCabe Reply-To: donmccabe1@gmail.com To: Sat, May 1, 2010 at 4:40 AM

May, 2010

AVKO Educational Research Foundation

Newsletter

In This Issue
How to GET THE MOST DOUBLE DUTC H Restoring Reading Deficits

May Events
Natioinal Bike Month - Get out your bke and MOVE! May 1 - May Day MayDayHistory and Kentucky Derby Day Derby May 5 - C inco De Mayo Mexico's Liberty
7/31/2010

Gmail - News from AVKO Educational …

News from AVKO Educational Research Foundation
1 message Don McCabe Reply-To: donmccabe1@gmail.com To: Sat, May 1, 2010 at 4:40 AM

May, 2010

AVKO Educational Research Foundation

Newsletter

In This Issue
How to GET THE MOST DOUBLE DUTC H Restoring Reading Deficits

May Events
Natioinal Bike Month - Get out your bke and MOVE! May 1 - May Day MayDayHistory and Kentucky Derby Day Derby May 5 - C inco De Mayo Mexico's Liberty

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News from AVKO Educational Research Foundation
1 message
Don McCabe <donmccabe1@gmail.com>Sat, May 1, 2010 at 4:40 AM
Reply-To: donmccabe1@gmail.comTo:
May, 2010
AVKO Educational Research Foundation
Newsletter
In This Issue
How to GET THE MOSTDOUBLE DUTCHRestoring ReadingDeficits
Quick Links
BOOK OF THE MONTH To Contact AVKO AVKO MEMBERSHIP
AVKO
 
Advocates
Brandy's blog"Afterthoughts"discusses her family'sneed for spelling and theAVKO program fairlythoroughly. We liked itand thought you mightenjoy it, too! 
Brandy's Blog-"Afterthoughts"
May Events
Natioinal Bike Month - Get out your bke and MOVE!May 1 - May DayMayDayHistoryand Kentucky Derby DayDerby May 5 - Cinco De MayoMexico's Liberty History May 9 - Mother's DayEverything MOMMay 31 - Memorial DayUSA Memorial Day 
How to
GET THE MOST OUT
of the
AVKOSPELLING PROGRAM -
in Three Easy Lessons
 
by Gloria Goldsmith
LESSON ONE: FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS
 
Whenever a parent calls with a problem, I always ask them to tell mein detail how they are going about giving the lessons to their student.Almost every time, we discover the parent/teacher has left out animportant step in delivery. They aren't using sentences, or they decideto spell the word aloud instead of writing it out, or they forget aboutthe use of color coding when writing the words on a dry erase orchalkboard, or the very worst is when they proceed through the wordswithout giving immediate feedback, or allowing the student time toerase and make immediate corrections. The AVKO process is about giving your student the opportunity to usefour of their five senses to learn. (If we could think of a way for themto use their olfactory [sense of smell] with all words, we'd promotethat too!)Hearthe word, as Parent says it, uses it in a sentence
A
uditorSee the word written in color coded described method.
V
isualFeel the "muscle memory" helping to shape the letters
K
inestheticSay the word, pronounce the word out loud. (student)
O
ral For the best opportunity for comprehension and recall, the studentmust have AVKO sensory involvement that Following-the-Directionsprovide. 
Here is a short hand version of the directions:
Say the word, use in sentence, say the word,
IN
the student says word.
SIN
Student writes in SRB - you color code it on board
PIN
Student compares what he wrote with what you wrote:
SPIN
if correct, on to the next word or
SPINNING
 
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if wrong -erase and makes IMMEDIATE CORRECTION 
June Issue, Lesson Two:How to Use the Reference Books from Membership
 
DOUBLE DUTCH
JUMP ROPE
By Gloria GoldsmithNew York Public Schools initially decided itwas another avenue to get more girlsinvolved in sports. These days, DoubleDutch Jump Rope teams have both boysand girls involved as a Varsity sport as wellas participating in local and internationalcompetitions! I loved jump rope when I was a kid. I wasn't successful at trulymastering those sports involving catching, throwing, hitting or avoidingballs coming toward me because of my depth perception problems.But jump rope, I could HEAR and FEEL the rhythm and beat. I wasreally good at it. Too bad there were no competitions then. But todayDouble Dutch is a team sport with growing interest and creative style. Here are some ditties something like we used to sing when jumping.
Song to jump rope to
 Here are some websites all about students participating in the sport.
National Double Dutch LeagueUSA Jump Rope
A link to an NPR radio strory
Radio Story on Jump Rope
Time magazine article
Time on Jumping Rope
 
Restoring Reading Deficits
Eddie Carron of Shrewsbury, England contacted Don McCabe, founderand Executive Director of AVKO, to tell him he agreed with his articleReading by Grade Three, Say What?
RBGT-Say What?
He invited Don to read his own compilation of articles about reading and the difficulties children have in decoding theEnglish language. Carron notes some interesting facts in his article series. Countries thathave a language with a one-to-one ratio (Finland) between the soundand the symbol for that sound (a letter) the literacy rate is about97.5%!!! But English is a language comprised of five major languages,each bringing their own spellings and letter sounds with them. Let meshow you a simple example of what I mean with the sound / f /. Weuse the letter "f "in everyday words like "off" or "frost", but we use theletters -ph from Greek origin words as in "telephone" and "elephant"for the / f / sound. And of course, we also use -gh from German originwords for the same / f / sound as in "laugh" or "enough". There aremany other letters which have a variety of spellings for the samesound. This is why we English users have such a problem deciding howto spell a word, much less read it. But Carron realizes, as McCabedoes, that spelling and reading go hand-in-hand. When one improves,so does the other. Carron has an online research program to help those kids who arebehind in their reading in the UK schools. It is called the ElectronicLibrary which he speaks about in the articles. I know the sum total of all the articles is over 60 pages but its well worth reading. He gives theURL for the Electronic Library and your kids could use it for free whilehis research project is going on. But, keep in mind; the stories are inBritish English so in some of the more advanced readings there will be
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