Scope and Sequence of Word Patterns Presented in
Here you will find the word families that are tested in each level of Sequential Spelling, including the order in which they are presented. Levels 1 and 2 have a bit more detailed information, including examples of the easiest and hardest words of each word family, the number of words presented in each word family, the number of repetitions, and even the number of beginning 2nd graders who can spell the easiest word (based on Harry Greene's 1954 study). Levels 3-7 give you an abridged version of this table, with just the word families tested.
We have also given you all of the evaluation tests of all of the levels (teacher's editions) so that you can get a better idea of what each level contains.
Although we recommend, generally, that everyone starts at level 1 (see Where to Start with AVKO Materials), you may find that this is too easy for your child, especially if he is above average in spelling. You may choose to accelerate the lessons, "spot-check" the word families and test on them only if they are missed, and/or choose to develop your own Sequential Spelling tests. You may also be interested in Individualized Spelling if you would like to make your own tests. If you would like more information on customizing the program to meet your specific needs, please do not hesitate to contact us. The Sequential Spelling method is extremely adaptable because of how it is set up and the principles on which it was founded.