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 or read about Pre-Release PDFs of Volume 2, available now!)

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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Sink and pink - how do you pronounce the i?

A customer wrote us with a question about the vowel sound in the word sink:

I am teaching Foundations Level A Lesson 33 to my son. The spelling list is tripping me up. I say "sink" with a long /ē/ but the list says "all first sounds." The same with "ink" and "link." What am I doing wrong? Is it my dialect?

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Free Spelling Analysis Tutorial

In Logic of English curriculum, the most important part of the lessons after learning the phonograms individually is learning to use them to spell and read words. The process we use to teach this is called Spelling Analysis, and it is so helpful that we’ve decided to make our new Spelling Analysis tutorial, from Essentials 2nd edition, available online for free as a downloadable PDF!

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December 2016 Newsletter - Buy one, give one book sharing special

In this issue: Buy one, give one book special, introducing Whistling Whales and Knitting Knights, new on the Blog

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December 2016 - buy an LOE book and get one to share!

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Doesn't IE say more than one sound?

This week we had a question about the phonogram IE, the /ē/ of field. Why, someone asked, don't we also list the long I sound as in pie?

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How much should we review after a break?

This week we received the following question from a customer. She is using Foundations B, but her question applies to Essentials and the rest of Foundations as well.

My daughter is in the middle of Foundations book B. Would you be willing to share your thoughts on how much we should go back and review at the beginning of a new school year? Thank you!!


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