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Kangaroo and Spelling Rule 1

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Crazy Words Explained 3

Logic of English is partnering with the fourth grade classes at Jefferson Elementary School to create a series of videos called "Crazy Words Explained."

Each week students write words that appear to be exceptions to spelling rules, or words they simply do not understand why they are read and spelled in a particular manner. Students then place these words in a Crazy Words Box placed in their classroom. Denise then selects five words from the box to explain on video.

This list includes: plaque, mythology, corps, immature and immoral.

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Logic of English Word Walls

An Idea for Helping Students Master High Frequency Sight Words

Yesterday I visited with a first grade public school teacher at Riverside Public School who is teaching the spelling rules and phonograms to her first grade students.

Since October Mrs. Neher has been creating a word wall in her classroom that places each of the three hundred sight words required by her district in a logical order. Now rather than teaching these words solely by sight, she is explaining to her students the why behind each word. She has begun to introduce students to the multiple reasons for a silent E; to teach all the sounds for S, the vowels, and multi-letter phonograms; and to teach vital rules such as a vowel says its long sound at the end of a syllable.

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January 2013 Newsletter

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The Dolch List Explained eBook

This new eBook that applies Logic of English methods to understanding how and why the Dolch List Words are spelled.

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One-Day Training Feb 23

Logic of English One-Day Training Class Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Rochester, MN

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Essentials Review from Mom's Mustard Seeds

Rebecca, author of the Mom's Mustard Seeds Blog, has written an informative review of the Logic of English Essentials curriculum.

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What is Reading Fluency?

What is Reading Fluency?

Reading fluency refers to how quickly and accurately someone reads. Fluency is measured in words per minute.

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Engaging My Wild Child through Logic of English Foundations

Guest post by Heather Aliano

My middle child has a favorite book. We sit and read Where the Wild Things Are more often than I can count. He squeals with joy when the wild rumpus starts, and he stops around the room, growling his terrible growls and gnashing his terrible teeth. He loves to tell me, with a gleam in his eye, that he is MY "wild child."

The boy isn't kidding. His favorite activities involve running, and jumping, and yelling, and attempting to fly, and wiggling, and laughing, and throwing things, and "battling" everything at his height. He is stubborn. He wants to be the boss at all times. He is a joy to have around, a happy little ball of fire. He's also a handful. Or an armful as the case may be.

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Crazy Words Explained 2

Logic of English is partnering with the fourth grade classes at Jefferson Elementary School to create a series of videos called "Crazy Words Explained."

Each week students write words that appear to be exceptions to spelling rules, or words they simply do not understand why they are read and spelled in a particular manner. Students then place these words in a Crazy Words Box placed in their classroom. Denise then selects five words from the box to explain on video.

This list includes: horrendous, tongue, genius, quidditch, and tsunami.

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