What's the difference between Foundations and Essentials?
- Created: Friday, 07 July 2017 10:11
- Written by Liz Winter
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.
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.
We are moving into the final stretch of development with the second half of Essentials!
However, in the meantime, we know some of you are eagerly waiting and ready to start. On August 1, we began making pre-release lessons from the second half of Essentials available for purchase in PDF format. Pre-release PDFs can be purchased up until the final files are available for sale.
In this issue: Summer training in Michigan; Whistling Whales and Knitting Knights now available; updated Foundations sets.
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.
In this issue: Sounding Out the Sight Words available in print, Whistling Whales and Knitting Knights, update from Denise.
[ February 2018 update: Volume 2 is now complete and available for purchase! ]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!