News from AVKO Educational Research Foundation
Don McCabe <firstname.lastname@example.org>Sat, May 1, 2010 at 4:40 AM
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Brandy's blog"Afterthoughts"discusses her family'sneed for spelling and theAVKO program fairlythoroughly. We liked itand thought you mightenjoy it, too!
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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
uditorSee the word written in color coded described method.
isualFeel the "muscle memory" helping to shape the letters
inestheticSay the word, pronounce the word out loud. (student)
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,
the student says word.
Student writes in SRB - you color code it on board
Student compares what he wrote with what you wrote:
if correct, on to the next word or
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