Give students a firm foundation for a lifetime of spelling success with AVKO’s Sequential Spelling
, a program that teaches students the patterns of English spelling. This seven-level spelling program builds on concepts learned to help students master even the most difficult and obscure spelling rules.
Sequential Spelling 1 is typically begun by 2nd grade students. Students must have a good working knowledge of the alphabet, basic phonics and be comfortable with basic hand-writing or keyboarding, depending on the means they are using to record their work.
Please note, however, we have had students as old as age 16 begin at Level One. The instructor should not over-emphasize the normal student age assumption as a great many students come to Sequential Spelling after other programs have failed them and, therefore, may be older than age 7 or age 8.
Sequential Spelling is based on the classic Orton-Gillingham approach of multi-sensory instruction. Rather than teaching lists of thematic words, Sequential Spelling teaches spelling word families (e.g. consonant + eg family....Leg, Peg, Beg). This enables the child to learn spelling inductively, the exact same way they learned to speak and to walk. This form of instruction is especially effective for children who struggle with rules, have attention challenges or are dyslexic because the letters are learned in sound context rather than through rote memorization.