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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.

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October 2017 Newsletter - Moonbeam Award, Miles and Jax, progress on Essentials Volume 2

In this issue: Introducing Miles and Jax. Knitting Knights receives a Moonbeam Book Award. Essentials Volume 2 progress update. Celebrating one year in our new warehouse and office!


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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 does that work? Where do we start? Will it be too easy?

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What materials do I need to start at Foundations B?

I think Foundations B may be the right starting point for my student. Do I need the whole Foundations A-B Complete Set? Is there anything we'll need to go over before starting B?

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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?

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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 as which skills need to be mastered before you move on.

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Doodling Dragons app will not survive the next iOS update

A Dragon lives forever, but not so little apps...

Some sad news for the Doodling Dragon:

Apple® will be updating iOS in the fall, and the Doodling Dragons App will not be compatible with this next upgrade. We are taking it down from iTunes® to prevent any confusion.

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Essentials Volume 2: Pre-release PDFs available August 1

Now available: early access to Volume 2 lessons

Plus 65% off the printed books when they are ready!

We are moving into the final stretch of development with Volume 2 of Essentials! We expect to have the printed books available for purchase later this year.

However, in the meantime, we know some of you are eagerly waiting and ready to start. On August 1, we begain making pre-release lessons from Volume 2 available for purchase in PDF format.

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June 2017 Newsletter - Master Teacher Training, Whistling Whales and Knitting Knights

In this issue: Summer training in Michigan; Whistling Whales and Knitting Knights now available; updated Foundations sets.


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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!

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