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Don McCabe <donmccabe1@gmail.com> Reply-To: donmccabe1@gmail.com To: Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 2:56 PM

AVKO Educational Research Foundation Newsletter
August/2010 In This Issue AVKO GOES INTERNATIONAL SPELLING-READING CONNECTION LEARNING-LOSS A NEW TWIST Quick Links You Can't Teach what you know, if you DON'T know you know it! Book of the Month

August Calendar
Aug 11 - Ramadan - 9th Month of the Muslim Calendar Based on a lunar calendar and therefore varies every year. The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time when Muslims fast during daylight hours to celebrate the time when Allah revealed the first verses of the Qu'ran, the holy book of Islam. It is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds, charity, spending time with loved ones. It teaches self-discipline, self-restraint, generosity and understanding of those less fortunate. Aug 15 - Assumption day-commemorating the day of the Virgin Mary being taken to heaven. Aug 19 - National Aviation Day Aug 26 - Women's Equality Day is observed to remember the day women gained the right to equality. U.S Nineteenth Amendment .- Women's Right to Vote 1920

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AVKO GOES INTERNATIONAL !
The AVKO Foundation is sending Don McCabe, our Research Director to several locations for both homeschoolers living abroad and for those who wish to learn English as a Second Language. The first trip, Africa, is via the People to People Program. Don is making time available during his trip for homeschooling groups, schools and Individuals to make appointments with him for either FREE workshops, discussions or individualized information. Please spread the word to any South Afician homeschooling friends, missionaries and their homeschooling groups about Don's visit. Contact don@avko.org for an appointment. SOUTH AFRICA Johannesburg August 10, 11, 12 Southern Sun Grayson Hotel Cape Town August 13 - 17 Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel
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Summer "Learning Loss"
A TIME magazine article that discusses how extend ed vacations make it more difficult for ALL

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OCTOBER - AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND Sydney, Au. Oct 21 & 22 Fjordland, NZ - Oct 26, Fort Chalmers, NZ - Oct 27, Akarroa, NZ - Oct 28, Wellington, NZ,- Oct 29, Auckland, NZ - Oct 31 NOVEMBER -PACIFIC ISLANDS Suva, Fiji Pago Pago, American Samoa Moorea, French Polynesia Papeete, Taihiti, French Polynesia, 11-2, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Honolulu, Hawaii. Maui (Lahaina) Nov 3 Nov 4 Nov 7 Nov 8 Nov 9 Nov 14 Nov 15

more difficult for ALL students to "slide" in their knowledge retention. Perceptive and right on the money with it's insights. It's the reason AVKO advocates doing spelling year round, even during vacation days. Just 15 minutes. And for fun some word games the whole family can play.

More DETAILS we be given in September about his trip to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, Somoa, French Polynesia and Hawaii.

The Teaching of Spelling and Reading
THE SPELLING-READING CONNECTION We know through trial and error what DOESN'T work: 1. Giving student word lists to study 2. Correcting students errors. This results in misspelling 10% of the most 1,000 frequently used words. That is one in every 10 words, how frustrating! Some of the things that HAVE worked: 1. STUDENT SELF CORRECTION (Fitzsimmons, Loomer, 1978) and 2. Carefully programmed and SEQUENCED presentations of words that follow regular PATTERNS. (McCabe, 1991), (Leipzig, D. H. (2000). Some of the THINGS THAT WORK but haven't been tried: 1. Systematic teaching of the mechanics of the code ( until Starting at Square One) 2. Systematic teaching of the differences between spoken and written language (until Speech tuh Spellin') (McCabe, 1991) The common words in our language have a simple base that conveys meaning. Words like stepping, flashing, playful and spilling. The power words are polysyllabic and cannot be reduced to one meaningful syllable, as: crucial union patient social and unique. "Notice that the simple words with common bases have more letters and more consonant blends that the power base words. Yet they are easier to read and spell. Why? Because the base words are taught and the suffix -ing is taught. The same cannot be said about the words with power bases." No matter how well student learn to read in grades one through three, if they haven't been taught the spelling patterns of power words, we cannot expect them now to read to learn especially when in grades four on up in the curriculum is loaded with new words that have power bases not simple bases." To be a good reader and speller one must know how to read and
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A NEW TWIST on the Great Vocab. Game Go over word mean -ing in dictionary. Students write the word on one side, on the other, draw the meaning of the word. Drawing should express some feeling of the word meaning. Hang up drawings With 4 to 5 pix start a weekly game - you either show them the word and they have to tell the meaning of the word by describing the picture OR they look at picture and tell what word it represents. A NEW TWIST: After students have tried the game a few times the regular way, THEY get the pictures- this time the object is for them to b bl t t ll th

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spell BOTH types of words. Interest Piqued? The above information are from The Teaching of Reading and Spelling, pages 131 - 149. FREE as an E-book with membership. Gloria Goldsmith

be able to tell you the meaning of the word or describe the picture/meaning so that YOU can guess the word. FUN!

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The Reading Teacher's List of Over 5,500 Basic Spelling Words Book of the Month Teachers can create their own Sequential Spelling Tests based upon their own students' needs and difficulty levels. This book helps parent and teacher find students true reading level and can therefore be a wonderful tool for checking decoding and comprehension skills. It also contains the most recent National Spelling Survey results.
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