Comparable to the book, the DVD-ROM version may be used as-is, though it's recommended that it be used in conjunction with the Student Workbook that's included in the kit.
DVD-ROM students can learn spelling on their own with minimal teacher assistance, while still getting the benefits of AVKO's multi-sensory system. Each word in the series is pronounced, used in a contextual sentence, and then pronounced again. After the student attempts the spelling of each word, the word is displayed on the screen, with the word families, prefixes, suffixes, and consonant blends in contrasting colors for easy processing of the word family's pattern.
The teacher book features detailed teacher instructions, 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.
Level 1 teaches word families in eight-week blocks before moving on to the next; review is included throughout. Book one teaches the word families "in", "ee", "up", "ood", "at", "ove", "ow", "ay", "ey", "own", "arch", "en", "et", ot", "ime", "and", "ight" and more, building to words such as "beginnings", "misunderstood", and "loveliest". Volume levels do not necessarily correspond with grade levels; Volume 1 may be begun as early as Grade 2, or used for older students.
This kit includes:
This DVD-ROM may ONLY be used on the computer.