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Issue: # 7 JULY, 2010 Book of the Month
JULY CALENDAR July 4 - American Independence Day Celebration July 14 - Bastile Day a celebration to Commemorate the Anniversary of the storming of the Bastille starting the French Revolution 1789 and the uprising of the modern French nation. Bastille Day July 25 - Parents' Day is an American Holiday celebrating parents who provide for strong families to make a strong America. Parents' Day 33% OFF See Description Below In This Issue
How to Get the MOST out of AVKO's Spelling Program in 3 Easy Lessons: Lesson 3
Lesson 3: How parents can REINFORCE Spelling Words
First, see Lesson 2, detailed in last month's AVKO blog post, especially the part about "The Patterns of English Spelling" under "How to Use". That is an important tool in the reinforcement process. Plus, check out the various writing assignments AVKO has developed in theEngaging Language Kits 1-7 meant to be used in tandem with Sequential Spelling 1-7 for students who respond to writing reinforcement. Using the spelling words in a writing assignment is a great method for tucking them into long term memory. However, students can only do so many writing assignments. Real-life situations in game playing are the best, most eye-opening, memory training camp. Playing Word Games teaches much more beyond correct spelling. It teaches sportsmanship, fairness, rules, strategy, planning ahead, playing with a partner, communication skills, how to have fun with a sibling, how to be a good host and just plain ole' sharing laughter with friends. PLAYING WORD GAMES
Reinforce Spelling Words More Fun Puns iPhone "Cure" for Dyslexia? Fun Puns Quick Links AVKO Blog
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We have several Suggested Links on our web site to Eons, Bible, Great Day, Secret Files and many other word games links are available. Best Word Games: Fun and a teaching tool. Wheel of Fortune: Overall Best word game to play- (Wheel) Talk to your child about these and other strategies: 1. knowing the most common letters in English 2. thinking of the ending patterns -ing, -ness, -tion, the -n has a different placement in each one. 3. letter that are commonly found together th, ex, qu, and at the ends of words -nd 4. watch the game on TV and practice figuring out the quiz. Hang Man using the current spelling words... and some of the harder words from the past word families. Scrabble the game is for two or more players and is based partly on the luck of the draw plus it asks for some strategy thinking in two ways. 1. ask yourself, what can I add to the other player(s) word to lengthen it? (a prefix or suffix - regular becomes irregular, walk becomes walked) 2. What new word can I create from one or more letters on the board plus my letters, that will give me the most points? AVKO-Scrabble - 2 to 4 players. A player selects a word from current or past spelling lists and finds those letters from the Scrabble squares. Use a cup or plastic drinking glass to shake and dump the letters on a table. The other three players turn over the letters and work out which spelling word it is. First one to call out the word within 3 minutes gets the point. The first to reach 10 points is the winner. Taboo - The idea of the game is to get your teammates to say a particular spelling word. You write down a spelling word, keeping it tucked in your pocket and try to get your teammates to say that word by using clues only, and not saying certain words that are too related to the word. For example, if the word was 'television' you could give clues such as "a thing that you watch shows on, something you watch NBC on" or other related clues, but not "what TV stand for" The harder the word you choose, the more difficult it is to find the appropriate clues and get your teammates to guess. - Gloria Goldsmith
iPhone "Cure" for Dyslexia? A small article discussing a possible AID for some dyslexics.
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Jokes, Puns and Fun Things
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Book of the Month: SPEECH TO SPELLING Teaching the "Tricky" and the "Scrunched-up" words. A collection of teacher-directed, student self-corrected, fun-filled & information-packed, non-graded exercises designed for all ages. Spelling dictation exercises designed to eliminate the hafta's, sposta's, its-to-bad's, etc. to help students recognize the differences and the similarities between spoken English and written English. Reg. Price $ 14.95 Non Memb Sale Price $ 11.22 Members Sale Price $ 9.95
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