We are excited to present you with free tools and training to support you on your journey to understanding the logic of English and how to teach reading and spelling!
- Getting Started with Logic of English
- Foundations or Essentials?
- Getting Started with Foundations
- Getting Started with Essentials
- Diving Deeper into Logic of English
- The Five Strands of Reading
- Phonemic Awareness
- Systematic Phonics
- Practicing Phonograms
- Spelling Analysis
- Free Spelling Analysis Instruction
- Reading and the Brain
Getting Started with Logic of English
Foundations or Essentials?
Which curriculum should I choose? We have online resources to help with this decision.
- The Logic of English Help Me Choose tool is an online resource that uses a step-by-step process to help make curriculum decisions.
- The article Foundations and Essentials Comparison dives deep into understanding the difference between Foundations and Essentials.
- Use our Foundations Scope and Sequence and Essentials Scope and Sequence to learn more about the sequence of lessons and the concepts that are taught in the curriculum.
If you need some more information about Foundations and Essentials before deciding, we have many videos that explain the curriculum more in-depth below.
Getting Started with Foundations
Take our Foundations Tour on our website and see sample lessons or explore using these videos.
There are two entry points into Foundations, and not all students begin with Foundations A. The Starting with Foundations B Placement Test will help you decide whether to start with Foundations A or B.
Getting Started with Essentials
Take the Essentials Tour on our website and watch these videos to learn more about Essentials.
All Essentials students begin with Essentials 1-7, but there are three levels of difficulty in each Essentials Unit. Before beginning Essentials, it is necessary to give your student the Essentials Placement test to help you determine where to start. We have two placement test options available: Printable Placement Test and the Interactive Essentials Placement Test.
Diving Deeper into Logic of English
The Five Strands of Reading
Learn about the five essential components of reading developed by the National Reading Panel and how they fit together to develop successful readers.
Learn more about phonemic awareness and practice key skills on our website or check out this short video where Denise explains phonemic awareness and why it is the foundation of reading.
The necessity of systematic phonics instruction is one of the key components of research-based instruction. Watch and learn how to use systematic phonics as a new way to teach and learn words.
Understanding the difference between a consonant and a vowel is an important part of systematic phonics instruction.
Learn more about systematic phonics instruction with this explanation of vowel types and syllables.
Logic of English teaches 75 phonograms. Learn, practice, and review phonograms using our online videos and interactive phonogram chart where you can see and hear each of the phonograms.
Along with phonograms and spelling rules, spelling analysis is an important process that helps explain how English works.
Free Spelling Analysis Instruction
Access our free spelling analysis videos for Foundations A through D and Essentials Levels A and B on our YouTube channel. The lessons in these videos correspond directly with Foundations and Essentials and are a fantastic way to bring spelling analysis instruction into your instruction.
There are many reasons for providing explicit, direct instruction in how to form phonograms. Handwriting is connected to learning how to read, knowing how to form letters with automaticity frees up writers to generate ideas, and poor handwriting is a source of shame. Watch these videos to learn more about how to teach handwriting and check out our free resource with helpful Handwriting Tips.
Reading and the Brain
Learning about how the brain learns how to read is fascinating and points directly to the importance of teaching children how to read based on the science of reading.