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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

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. Starting August 1, we will be 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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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 started Foundations B in January or February and did well at first but about halfway through he stopped enjoying it — I suspect because he was overwhelmed with the reading portion.

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February 2017 Newsletter - Sounding Out the Sight Words, Whistling Whales & Knitting Knights, update from Denise

In this issue: Sounding Out the Sight Words available in print, Whistling Whales and Knitting Knights, update from Denise.


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Sounding Out the Sight Words is now available in print!

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Ideas while waiting for Essentials Volume 2

Volume 2 of Essentials 2nd edition is still in development. (Stay updated on the progress here.)

If you have finished or will soon finish Volume 1 and are trying to decide what to do in the meantime, this blog post is for you!

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