LearnEx is proud to be the exclusive distributor of the AVKO Sequential Spelling programme in New Zealand.
In Sequential Spelling 1, students begin with -in on the first day and within five days they can spell beginning all on their own. Here’s how: ask your children to spell the simple root word or suffix, in. To help them understand the meaning, use the word in a sentence. “The children went in the house.” Once your students have attempted to spell the word and before you give the next word, you write the correct spelling on a dry erase or chalkboard and ask them to check the board, erase and correct their own work, if necessary, immediately. Each successive day you ask students to spell
more words that contain -in, such as pin, sin, spin, skin, and twin. More patterns are added through a sequence based on the rules and tense structure of English words - from the root word to plural, past and progressive forms gently leading students from a simple CVC (pin) to a CV+CVC (begin) to CVCe (stove) CVVC (toad) and so on. Some word families covered: -in, -out, -et, -ove, -ar, -ime, -ill, -eal. Representative words your children can expect to learn: spin, free, build, clogged, reveal, spoken, following, pedal.
A complete Scope and Sequence is available at: http://www.avko.org/ssscope.html
Do not be deceived by the simplicity of the layout or the number of words listed each day. The child doesn't have to memorise the words which is completely different to any other spelling programme we have seen. Words are dictated daily and corrected immediately. As this happens consistently and in logical sequence every day, they learn through writing of the words- no testing: Yay!!
In the AVKO programme, words are sequenced vertically during a single lesson as in:
in pin sin spin kin skin win twin
Words are sequenced horizontally during a five day week as in:
Lesson 1 - pin; Lesson 2 - pins; Lesson 3 - pinned; Lesson 4 - pinning