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Play On! Tips for Effective Practice with Games

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

We're getting ready to release our new Game Book, so we've been thinking a lot about games here at Logic of English! The brain learns best through play, so well-designed games are a powerful way to help students gain fluency and automaticity with their skills while having fun. [Nov. 22 update: The Game Book is here!]

Today we want to give you some tips for success in each of the skill areas practiced in the games in our Game Book and curriculum: phonograms, phonemic awareness, reading, spelling, comprehension, and morphology.

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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. I was confused as to why my students who loved to read aloud to the class and seemed to be reading well couldn’t comprehend what they were reading. Listening to Emily Hanford’s recent documentary podcast, “At a Loss for Words: How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers,” brought this issue back to the forefront for me.

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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.

Dendrites are extended branches of a nerve that form a connection to other nerve cells (neurons) when we use knowledge we have learned. Continuing to practice helps the dendrites grow stronger. Healthy neural pathways build strong readers!

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PDF changes and sale

Due to low demand, we will be discontinuing the PDF versions of some of our products on March 31, 2019.

However, they are still available until then — and they're on sale!

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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!

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November 2018 Newsletter - ABC Songs, Young Artist Series, Moonbeam Award, Hard Words Documentary

In this issue: New A-Z songs, meet Jill Pearson, Young Artist Series readers, phonics in the news, Miles and Jax wins a prize, new online resources, clearance sale!


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What is the difference between a loan word and an English word with foreign roots?

Logic of English Spelling Rules 3, 7, and 16 include the phrase "English words." People sometimes wonder, as they first learn these spelling rules: How we are categorizing a word as English or foreign?

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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!

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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.

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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!

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