Summary of AVKO Research
to U.S. Dept. of Education and
Quick and Painless Assessment Tests
University Researchers are
encouraged to replicate or disprove the
accuracy of this very simple test.
97% Literacy in 25 years: An
achievable goal but only if set
challenge to Universities and the U.S.
Department of Education.
Spelling Research Survey Form
A Challenge to Educational Researchers
Read by Grade Three? Say, What?
This essay clearly demonstrates that no
matter how wonderful the rhetoric of No
Child Left Behind is, we can never
really have children reading after just
two years of instruction. A
scientific analysis demonstrates what
everybody intuitively knows:
Learning to read is a continuum from
Kindergarten through college. So,
should the teaching of reading skills
be: a continuum from K through college?
A Study of the
in the Flint Alternative Junior High
that nearly everybody recognizes on a
subconscious level that there are some
spelling patterns that are more
difficult to learn than others.
Actually, they are more difficult
primarily because these patterns are not
systematically taught in our schools.
The results of this test can easily be
replicated by researchers and students
The 50 Easiest
Words to Learn
5 types of English Spelling
The Simple, The Fancy, The
Insane, the Tricky, and the Scrunched Up
(sandhi or synaloepha in
easily understandable chart
Shows the differences between
traditional approaches to teaching
spelling and AVKO's approach.
analysis of the University of Oregon's
Dibels Bench Mark 1
78% of the
nonsense words are misspelled!
An Assessment of Fast ForWord by Eldo Bergman, M.D., Texas Reading
2 & 3 Letter Words
An Open Letter to All Educators and
British vs. American spelling
George Bernard Shaw's "ghoti" for "fish"
Grade 1 National Reading Vocabulary
The Complete I Before E Rule
Latin and Greek Roots
Patterns Seldom if Ever Taught Even in Phonics
An Index of Basic Phonic Patterns by Vowel Types
Fun Quiz: Phonics Can Be Fun
Underlining or Highlighting: Cueing the
The Complete I Before E Rule Explained
Related to Research by Experts in the
See also: Essays
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