It is a tutor's book
that can be used by anyone who can
read this paragraph. It also
contains the student's response
pages. It is especially good to use
to help an older child or
adult. It uses the same
basic format as
Sequential Spelling 1 -
except it has the sentences to be
read along with the word to be
spelled. Just as in Sequential
Spelling 1, the students get to
correct their own mistakes
immediately. This way they quickly
learn that "Mistakes are
opportunities to learn." There are
student response pages for the first
60 lessons included in the back of
the book as well as listings of
all the phonic patterns that need to
be taught and a comprehensive
listing of the "insane" words
from the extremely common
to the everyday or any day words
yacht, to the
What is the
Sequential Spelling 1
it is to be it is up to me to do it?
As this is based on the original Sequential Spelling 1
when it was a 5 level series, the
two are basically equivalent to each
other. The difference lies in the
number of sentences used.
Sequential Spelling 1 has sentences
only for the first seven lessons as
opposed to the first sixty lessons
in If it is to be...
Which do you
The older the child is the more I
If it is to be it is up to me to do
it. Basically, from
11 years old on up, I think this
book is more appropriate and does a
slightly better job of improving
If I choose this
program, where do I go next?
Either Sequential Spelling 2 or 3,
The Tricky Words,
The I Before E Set.
- Great for Adult Literacy
Program. If an adult
literacy tutor has a family member
of his student using this program
him, the literacy tutor's weekly or
bi-weekly tutoring becomes more than
doubly effective. Why? Because it
ensures that between tutoring
sessions the student does some
reading and writing
- It is designed to prove to the
student that he isn't dumb.
- It builds self-confidence as the
student learns that he can learn
without studying! This book is the
most effective tool AVKO has ever
developed to promote literacy skills
and develop self-esteem
Before starting on the
program, the student is asked to attempt
the spelling of the word
scatters on a page in the
book. Most students with dyslexia or
related reading/spelling problems will
misspell the word. One such common
misspelling is skadr. The
tutor merely tells the student that when
he gets to the lesson that has that
word, he will spell the word correctly.
The following is from Lesson five.
12. If your brother
scatters your toys, just
tell me about it. Don't beat him up.
Check your student's spelling of the
If he has it right, show him his
misspelling on the bottom of page 109
(Lesson 1). Praise him for learning a
word without ever having had it shown to
him. If by chance, you student
just have him correct his spelling.
Wait until tomorrow when he gets to
spell the word scattered
or the following lesson when he gets to
We bet he will have learned it by
then. Praise him. Let him know that he
is learning the natural way, by
correcting his own mistakes.
out the first seven lessons, click here.