Practice spelling through every learning style! AVKO's Sequential Spelling teaches word families through auditory (hearing the word), visual (seeing the correct word), kinesthetic (tracing the correct word) and oral (saying the word) channels. Children are allowed to have to the freedom to guess and learn from their mistakes as tests are seen as opportunities to learn from student self-corrected mistakes, rather than a method of evaluation. By teaching words in word families, students will be learning and using vocabulary not normally learned until introduced in much later grades, giving them a head-start in much of their reading. Students learn to recognize patterns in words, allowing them to de-code and spell words they may have never encountered before. Detailed teacher instructions are given, and are followed by word lists to be used in the same format for the rest of the year, as well as homophone & heteronyms lists, evaluation tests with fill-in-the-blank sentences and 60-day periodical written tests for parents who feel more comfortable with some grading system.
Sequential Spelling Book 5 teaches word families in eight week blocks with plenty of review. Families covered include ence, ance, ound, anity, inge, ority and action, building up to words such as confidence, appearance, impounded, insanity, syringe, majority, and imagination. Volume levels do not necessarily correspond with grade levels, but are progressively more difficult. This couse is recommened for 6th graders.