Sequential Spelling Curriculum Review

Sequential Spelling is a seven-volume spelling program available from AVKO Educational Research Foundation. The teaching methods of Sequential Spelling are significantly different from most spelling programs available today.

Students do not study lists, but instead remember patterns that build words. Rules of the English language are presented within the program by usage, rather than through rules to be learned. Emphasis is on learning the patterns and meanings of the words. Words are presented in related families, moving from the root word to the expanded forms of the words.

Students learn words through daily tests. In order to help with remembering word patterns and meanings, children correct their tests immediately, while the test is taken.

Most students will begin with Level 1, regardless of their age. While rules are not taught directly in this program, materials are available from AVKO to teach the rules, if educators so desire.

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Sequential Spelling 1 
I use Sequential Spelling 1 with both of my children. My son, who is older, struggles with spelling, but my daughter doesn't. This is a program that lifts …

Sequential Spelling was a life-saver! 
Product: Sequential Spelling Subject: Spelling Levels Used: Level 1 (so far! I love it!) Dates Used: 2010-2011 Likes: Sequential Spelling will be …

Sequential Spelling 
Product: Sequential Spelling Subject: Spelling Levels Used: Started with level 1 & now using 2. Dates Used: 2007 to present Likes: The book levels …

Sequential Spelling - it works! 
Product: Sequential Spelling 1 Subject: Spelling Levels Used: 1 (for K - 8th grade) Dates Used: 2007-2008 This is the best spelling curriculum …

Sequential Spelling 
Product: Sequential Spelling Subject: spelling Levels Used: 1, 2 Dates Used: 2007 to 2009 Likes: I tried this program out because it looked so straight-forward …

Sequential Spelling 
Product: Sequential Spelling Subject: Spelling Levels Used: 1 & 2 Dates Used: 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 Likes: This is my favourite program so far …

AVKO Sequential Spelling 
Product:AVKO Sequential Spelling Subject:Spelling Levels Used:1 Dates Used:August-September 2008 Likes:I got this program when my 7 year old daughter, …

perfect for struggling learners 
Product: Sequential Spelling Levels Used: first level Dates Used: just starting out in September 2008 Likes: I really like this spelling program for …

Sequential Spelling 
Product:Sequential Spelling Subject:Spelling Levels Used: 2/3 grade Dates Used:2007-2008 Likes: I like the concept behind Sequential Spelling. You …

Sequential Spelling 
Product: Sequential Spelling Subject: Spelling Levels Used: 1-3 (We have used level 3 for only a couple of weeks.) Dates Used: Fall of 2007 to the …

AVKO Sequential Spelling - 2nd grade 
I have used Sequential Spelling for one year with my 2nd grader. I liked the way it is set up using the multi-sensory approach. It seems to have improved …

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