Friday, November 20, 2009


As Part of the TOS Crew I received a 1 year membership to the AVKO Website. AVKO (which stands for audio, visual, kinesthetic, oral) might be familiar to some of you as the creator of the Sequential Spelling curriculum. If you already use Sequential Spelling, you will find this site quite helpful as there are many supplemental items that go along with SS. However, even if you don’t use SS, if you have a child who struggles with reading or spelling or who you suspect might have a learning disability, this site will be helpful to you as well. You can to here to read more about the AVKO philosophy.

The benefits to becoming a member of this site, which is only $25 for a year, are as follows…

• 25% discount on all printed materials, such as, Sequential Spelling Books
• Hundreds of dollars worth of free e-books
• Access to their member only section
• An AVKO newsletter with freebies, discounts, resources, and promotions
• Access to founder Don McCabe's most popular workshop recordings in MP3 format.
• Supplemental Materials including word games, worksheets, activities, and more
• Access to placement tests

A few of the E books you have access too after becoming a member of the AVKO site are…

*The Reading Teacher's List of Over 5,500 Basic Spelling Words
*The Patterns of English Spelling Volumes 1-10
*To Teach a Dyslexic
*The Teaching of Reading & Spelling: A Continuum from Kindergarten through College
*The Teaching of Reading & Spelling: Starting from Square One

There is so much on the member’s area of this site I feel like I only scratched the surface of what’s there. One of the scariest things about having a child receive a diagnosis of learning disabled is not knowing what that really means or what you should do about it. I believe the AVKO site will help those people to make a plan and gain some wisdom to be able to move on from fear to success.

To learn more about AVKO, you can go here, and as always you can click on the icon below to see what other Crew Members had to say about AVKO.

Happy Homeschooling!

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