December 2013 Newsletter
- Created: Thursday, 05 December 2013 22:51
- Written by Liz Winter
Today an LOE teacher shared the following difficulty her student is facing:
"My kindergartener is really struggling with differentiating the 'b' and the "d." We have tried the whole "bed" trick, but she doesn't seem to get it. At this point, she just guesses until she gets the right answer. Do you have any tips or activities that I can try to help her grasp this?"
Foundations Level B has arrived and is being shipped now.
The seventy-four basic phonograms are commonly found in English. They are encountered frequently during reading and spelling either because they are used to spell a large number of English words or because they are used in high frequency words. In contrast an advanced phonogram is not commonly used in the language. For example: the phonogram PN is found in Greek-based words such as pneumonia and pnuematic. Since these phonograms are used in advanced vocabulary or infrequently, in Logic of English curriculum they have been termed Advanced and are therefore categorized for learning at a later stage.
We've traveled to conferences all over the United States to talk about Logic of English and how to fight illiteracy. We are excited to see the ideas beginning to take hold and humbled that you have chosen to use the tools we crafted for you and your students. Your emails, your phone calls, your blog posts, your reviews have been constructively critical, encouraging, and fruitful. The purchases you make are the very resources that allow us to continually create and improve our products, and your excellent feedback helps guide our decisions for content and design. The latest example is the 1.1.1 update for the Phonograms App available now in the app store.
Why does Logic of English ask students to tilt their paper when they write? Why do we encourage a slant in handwriting? The answer is, "It's natural."
Check out this quick video to learn more.