Monday, November 16, 2009

AVKO Member Benefits -- A Review

Sometimes I am asked to review a product that we currently don't need or may never need in our schoolroom. But by blogging about it, I am letting my reader, YOU, know about a product that you could potentially benefit from.

And that is where I am coming from today. I recently reviewed a membership to AVKO Foundation.

AVKO Educational Research Foundation strives to provide both free and low-cost materials to teachers and homeschoolers that promote literacy for all, especially for those with learning challenges and/or dyslexia.

5 foundational goals spur this organization on to providing quality materials to its members:
  1. To determine what makes the learning of reading and spelling so difficult for some and so easy for others.
  2. To determine what it is about our language that good readers learn without being taught that poor readers don't.
  3. To determine whether or not that which poor readers don't learn is ever systematically taught and if it isn't, if it can be.
  4. To devise techniques and materials to enable teachers (or parents) to systematically teach poor readers and/or poor spellers that which schools presently are not teaching.
  5. To widely disseminate its discoveries of techniques and materials that enable dyslexics to learn to read and to spell.
By purchasing an AVKO basic membership ($25/year) you gain access to:

  • Discounts on AVKO printed materials
  • Hundreds of dollars worth of free e-books
  • Access to their member only section
  • An AVKO newsletter with freebies, discounts, resources, and promotions
  • Access to founder Don McCabe's most popular workshop recordings in MP3 format.
  • Supplemental Curriculum Materials including word games, worksheets, activities, and more!
  • Access to placement tests

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As a member of the Homeschool Crew, I was given this product to review, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are delightfully mine .