AVKO is a non profit organization that helps teachers and parents in teaching children with dyslexia how to read, write, and type. Their approach specializes in multisensory learning. No matter if your child has dyslexia or not, this website membership can be beneficial to you as a parent.
None of my children show sighns of dyslexia, so I am writing my review according to that. If your child does, you will probably glean much more from their website then I was able to.
Also, if you use Sequential Spelling this is the website for you, there are a lot of resources for this program with a membership.
What does a BASIC membership to AVKO include?
Benefits of AVKO Basic Membership~
*Discounts on AVKO printed materials
*Hundreds of dollars worth of FREE e-books (PDF)
*The Patterns of English Spelling (All 10 Volumes) with Word Families in Sentence Context
*To Teach a Dyslexic
*Starting at Square One
*The Teaching of Reading & Spelling: a Continuum from Kindergarten through College.
*The Reading Teacher's List of Over 5,500 Basic Spelling Words
*Access to the Member Only section
*AVKO Newsletter with freebies, discounts, resources, and promotions
*Access to Don McCabe's most popular workshop recordings in MP3 format.
*Supplemental Curriculum Materials including word games, worksheets, activities, and more!
*Access to Pretests and Placement Tests
*Access to the Answer Keys for the Unscramblers and Family Reunion exercises of the Engaging Language Kits
**Price is $25.00 a year for the basic membership.
There is also a DELUXE membership as well~
Benefits of AVKO Deluxe Membership:
(Institutional Membership is open to individuals as well as tutoring centers, schools, learning centers, homeschool resource centers, etc.)
*Access to all of the benefits of AVKO's Basic Membership
*25% discount off all materials ordered
*Read-only access to ALL AVKO curriculum materials (except for Sequential Spelling and Engaging Language Kits)
*Access to AVKO's newest e-books:
*Word Family Supplements 1-7 for Sequential Spelling
*Spelling Remediation Test Kit
**Price for Deluxe membership is $100 per year.
I did not find very much on the website that we would use in our homeschool. We were given a one year basic membership in order to review. I found a few of the things on there unnecessary and a few rather inappropriate. But as you work your way through the humor section etc... you as a parent can weed out th few things you may not deem appropriate for your family.
There were a few things like the puzzles and quizzes we thought were fun. If you use Sequential Spelling then this would be the perfect website for you. There are lots of extras for this program.
There is also a freebie section that you can take advantage of even without the membership. There are many ebooks, forms, and help available for your child.
Other TOS crew members post their reviews here.