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Here are some research questions for those looking to receive grants
for the study of spelling and/or its
relationship to literacy.
baseline study of spelling using 8,000-10,000 words
to determine what percentage of students from
grades 1 through 12 can spell each word.
longitudinal study of the effectiveness of
intervention techniques including those of AVKO's as compared to traditional methods of
longitudinal study of the effectiveness of AVKO's sequential spelling approach used in
conjunction with major textbook approaches.
longitudinal study of the effectiveness of AVKO's dictation approach to teaching the proper
spelling of speech patterns to eliminate the
"phonetic" spellings of "usta" for used to; "sposta"
for supposed to; "should of" for should have (or
should've); "whudja" for what did you," etc.
For over thirty years, AVKO has been
searching for any grant-giving organization
(even governmental!) that does not automatically
eliminate the four above studies from
consideration for funding because these studies
would not fit within their parameters for
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