Friday, November 13, 2009

Product Review: AVKO Membership


AVKO aims "to provide free and low-cost resources to home and school educators in order to achieve literacy for all, even despite learning challenges or dyslexia."* Their Research Director, Don McCabe, wrote To Teach a Dyslexic, and Sequential Spelling was born from his research and theories.

AVKO membership offeres many benefits:
  • 5 free downloadable ebooks, including To Teach a Dyslexic
  • Free access to Don McCabe's most popular workshops
  • Discounts on all printed AVKO materials, including Sequential Spelling
  • AVKO Newsletter
  • Supplemental materials for Sequential Spelling and for general language arts instruction
  • Pretests and placement tests

There were a few supplemental materials that I found helpful; however, I was not able to use most of what this membership provides. I do not use Sequential Spelling, and AVKO does not fit my homeschooling needs.

If you already use Sequential Spelling, you would most likely find the membership very helpful and well worth $25 per year for an individual.


I was provided a one-year membership to AVKO for free for the purpose of writing this review. I have received no other compensation and have provided my honest, unbiased opinion based on my experience with the product. Your experience could differ from mine. I recommend you visit the TOS Homeschool Crew blog to read my crewmates reviews.

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