Meet Illustrator Ingrid Hess
Bio of Ingrid Hess
List of Books that may accompany Foundations
Young Artist Series Reader 8 - Meg Makes a Fort
The final reader in our Young Artist Series , a new collection of readers for Foundations B, is now available — and you can get it for free November 7-9! The printed books are coming soon!
Young Artist Series Reader 7 - The Corn Maze
The next reader in our Young Artist Series , a new collection of readers for Foundations B, is now available — and you can get it for free October 31 - November 2!
Updated Knitting Knights page - the phonogram ES!
Knitting Knights now includes our new phonogram ES! You can view the new page here if you're using an older edition of the book.
Young Artist Series Reader 6 - Gwen Gives a Gift
The next reader in our Young Artist Series , a new collection of readers for Foundations B, is now available — and you can get it for free October 23-24!
Young Artist Series Reader 5 - Cole and His Bike
Another reader in our Young Artist Series , a new collection of readers for Foundations B, is now available — and you can get it for free October 16-17!
Young Artist Series Reader 4 - Kate Needs a Drink
Another reader in our Young Artist Series , a new collection of readers for Foundations B, is now available — and you can get it for free October 2-4!
Young Artist Series Reader 3 - The Sail Box
Another reader in our Young Artist Series , a new collection of readers for Foundations B, is now available — and you can get it for free September 25-27!
What should I assign for Logic of English homework in my class?
Teachers using Logic of English in a classroom often wonder what their students should practice at home, especially if parents are not familiar with the phonograms and spelling rules or are used to receiving a list of words to drill or an assigned amount of time that children are required...
Young Artist Series Reader 2 - Ben Has a Fright
The next reader in our Young Artist Series , a new collection of readers for Foundations B, is now available and you can get it for free August 3rd-6th!
Young Artist Series Reader 1 - Stan and His Skunk
The first reader in our Young Artist Series , a new collection of readers for Foundations B, is now available — and you can get it for free May 14-16!
New readers for Foundations B - the Young Artist Series!
We're excited to announce the Young Artist Series , a new collection of readers for Foundations B — featuring wonderful illustrations by young artists in our community!
Introducing the Phonogram ES
As we release the second half of Essentials, Logic of English is introducing a new basic phonogram! Learn all about it, and download a free lesson.
What Materials Do I Need to Start at Foundations B?
I think Foundations B may be the right starting point for my student. What materials do I need? Is there anything we'll need to go over before starting B?
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...
What's the Difference Between Foundations and Essentials?
How do I know if Logic of English Foundations or Essentials is the right starting point for my student?
Progress Monitoring Checklists For Logic of English Lessons
Tools to help you track students' progress and provide appropriate review These progress monitoring checklists, for the review assessments in LOE Foundations and Essentials lessons, are designed to help you keep track of which skills students in your class have mastered and which ones are still developing — as well...
My Favorite Reasons To Use Foundations
A teacher who uses Essentials wanted to introduce our Foundations curriculum to his colleagues in K-2. He asked us if we would share our favorite reasons to use Foundations. Here are mine!
Should Children Be Reading Fluently By the End of Foundations B?
One day last fall, a customer wrote us with a great question about her son's progress in reading fluency: I have a question concerning Foundations. I started Foundations A with my son last fall when he was 5 1/2. He enjoyed Foundations A and did fine with the work. We...
Free Spelling Analysis Tutorial
In Logic of English curriculum, the most important part of the lessons after learning the phonograms individually is learning to use them to spell and read words. The process we use to teach this is called Spelling Analysis, and it is so helpful that we’ve decided to make our new...
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...
Using Spelling Rule Cards and Memorizing Spelling Rules
Today a customer wrote us to ask about using Spelling Rule Flash Cards and memorizing the spelling rules in Logic of English lessons. She writes: My question has to do with the spelling flashcards for Essentials. I am unclear on how we are to use them; is there somewhere in...
Tips for Dictation
We recently received an email with some great questions about dictation. Dictation exercises are used in Essentials and in levels C and D of Foundations. Good Morning, I have a just-turned-8 year old on Lesson 109 in Level C of Foundations . I absolutely adore this program and I tell...
Sight Words, Fluency, and Phonics: a Brief Discussion
The Purpose of Foundations Spelling Lists
Each lesson in LOE Foundations includes a spelling list. The process of teaching students how to read and spell words is the heart of Foundations lessons, the place where all the skills they are learning come together. However, sometimes students struggle with this portion of the lessons when their parent...
Does Logic of English help strong readers and spellers?
A common question we receive is with whether Logic of English® curriculum is benefical to students who are strong readers or who are already spelling fairly well. For example, last week we received the following email from Chelsea, a homeschool mom using the 1st edition of Essentials : ...I know...
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.
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?
Using and Organizing LOE Flash Cards
Guest blog post by Lori Archer. Lori is a homeschool parent and former classroom teacher, who uses both Essentials and Foundations. The Logic of English is a brilliant and fun language arts program. LOE effectively and efficiently integrates spelling, grammar, phonics, and writing. And, Logic of English integrates lots of...
Overcoming Visual Challenges: Learning to Read and Write with LOE Foundations
We received the following letter from Adriana Buttafoco in 2013 when she was beta testing our Foundations curriculum.
Engaging My Wild Child through Logic of English Foundations
Guest post by Heather Aliano My middle child has a favorite book. We sit and read Where the Wild Things Are more often than I can count. He squeals with joy when the wild rumpus starts, and he stops around the room, growling his terrible growls and gnashing his terrible...
How to Help Wiggly Kids Love Reading
A beta tester for Logic of English Foundations posted an amazing review on her blog, Only Passionate Curiosity , about her active 4.5 year old son who loves reading.
Supplies Needed: 1 Game board piece per student, scissors Directions: Cut out the game cards. Place them face down in four piles sorted by color. Explain that the student needs to lead the horses to the barn. Place a marker at the beginning of the board. The student draws a...