Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spelling Evaluations

As President Barack Obama and other Obama Administration officials are being "graded" for their performance up to this point, it's a good time to start thinking about evaluating your present spelling system. Are you unsure if your current spelling program is working the way you think it should? Are you seeing the gains you need to be seeing?

AVKO has a very simple method for evaluating your current spelling program. This is available in the literacy textbook, The Teaching of Reading & Spelling: A Continuum from Kindergarten through College. This book is available for free as a downloadable e-book with AVKO membership. However, some of the chapters are also available for free download, even without membership. This is one of them! Download Chapter 45 of The Teaching of Reading now to start your evaluation.

Are you already using Sequential Spelling? Do you want to customize the program and track progress with some more quantitative data? Use our Tracking Progress templates to do your own scientific analyses for the school board or just document your student's gains.

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