Starting Foundations With Children Who Are Already Reading
Here is a question we hear sometimes from those switching to LOE with first or second graders, or starting out with a young child who has already begun to read. If a child is 7 or younger, you recommend starting at Foundations. With a child who is already reading, how...
How Much Should We Review After a Break?
This week we received the following question from a customer. She is using Foundations B, but her question applies to Essentials and the rest of Foundations as well. My daughter is in the middle of Foundations book B. Would you be willing to share your thoughts on how much we...
Scheduling Tips for Essentials
One of the changes we made when we updated and expanded Essentials in 2015 is that each lesson is now divided into five parts for ease of scheduling. However, this more structured guidance is still just a starting point for a variety of pacing possibilities, depending on the student and...
Scheduling Ideas for Summer Reading Camps and Short-Term Interventions
Fast-paced schedules for Essentials, designed for those who have a narrow window of opportunity to introduce students to as many of the tools for reading as possible.
Schedules for Slowing Down Essentials
If you are teaching Essentials and interested in slowing down your pace through the lessons, you may want to try one of the following options:
Schedules for Intensive Spelling Remediation with Essentials
An older struggling speller who is already reading fluently may either follow the parts as outlined in the Teacher's Guide to complete one unit per week or use one of the following schedules to move more quickly through Essentials in order to improve in spelling as rapidly as possible:
Schedules for Intensive Reading Remediation with Essentials and The Essentials Reader
Suggested schedules for eight, twelve, or twenty-week reading interventions for older struggling readers. Why do an intensive course? When a student is struggling with reading to the point that it interferes significantly with other areas of school or life, it may be worthwhile to set other things aside for a...
Schedules for Essentials with The Essentials Reader
The following schedules are suggestions for those planning to teach Essentials and The Essentials Reader at a typical school-year pace in upper elementary or middle school.
Do we want Essentials or Foundations?
Last week we received an email from a parent who has been using our Essentials curriculum to teach Logic of English® to her young children. More recently, though, she learned about Foundations. Which, she wonders, is best for her kids?
Adjusting the Pace of Foundations Lessons
We recently received the following question from a parent using Logic of English® Foundations with her son.
New Sample Schedules for Essentials
We're sometimes asked for advice about the best way to pace Logic of English®️ curriculum, and we continue to discuss different ways to do this as we hear from you about your experiences. Most often the questions are about Essentials , since the lessons are long and designed to be...
I can read that! Controlled reader correlations between Foundations and Essentials
Do you have a 6- to 8-year-old in Essentials or a 7- to 9-year-old in Foundations? Are you looking for additional phonogram-controlled texts for reading practice?
Suggested Schedules for Teaching Handwriting
Students Six and Under The students six and under may learn one new phonogram per day. The first 26-30 lessons should be dedicated to learning the A-Z phonograms. Each lesson should include: introduction to a new phonogram, practice hearing the sounds and recognizing the correct phonogram, practice reading the phonograms,...
How Much Time?
One of the most c ommon questions I am asked is: How much time should I spend teaching the logic of English? Unfortunately there is not a magic answer. Though I would like to challenge people to think about the question in a different way. Reading and writing are the...