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Book Suggestions

List of Books that may accompany Foundations

Play On! Tips for Effective Practice with Games

Phonogram mastery grows through repetition - but it doesn’t need to be boring!

Word Callers - How To Stop the Guessing

I have students who read really well, but do not comprehend anything! I have heard this statement from teachers across the country... and in fact, I used to be one of these teachers.

Let's GROW Emerging Reading Skills Over the Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to practice reading skills taught during the school year and grow dendrites to strengthen neural pathways.

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!

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!

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!

In Honor Of National Chocolate Day - A Free Lesson From The Essentials Reader!

This Saturday, October 28, is National Chocolate Day! In honor of this sweet occasion, we would like to share a special treat with you: a free PDF copy of Lesson 17: The Story of Chocolate from The Essentials Reader.

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...

What's next after Essentials?

Most teachers and students are excited by the information they have learned in Essentials and are eager to continue to reinforce the concepts as well as to dig deeper. As a result, a common question we receive is "Where do you go once you finish Essentials?"

Foundations of Reading

A Foundation to Build Upon: Phonemic Awareness and Systematic Phonics The Problem In many of our nation's schools reading instruction begins with comprehension and fluency instruction. I know of several schools that require all students, even kindergarten students, to read a minimum of 40-60 minutes per day. In order to...

Isn't Reading Comprehension the Point? Why Teach Phonics?

People often ask me, if their student learns the phonograms and rules, will they be able to comprehend what they read? Honestly, maybe. But, if they do not learn how to decode, they will likely struggle to read what they are trying to comprehend. In other words, reading words is...

Logical English and Our Future Scientists and Engineers

I love hearing from people who have read Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Solution to America's Literacy Crisis.  This weekend, a 70 year old man approached me. He explained he had a successful career as an engineer, solving complex problems using math, science, and computer programming. With tears...

How Reading Relates to Math and Science

The state of the Union, the news, everyone seems to be talking about how the United States is falling behind in math and science education. We have made huge efforts to push forward in math, creating honors math programs and funding science classes, but we are missing the root of...