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Does I say Short I or Long E?

Today we received the following question: In any word that ends in -ing, does the "i" have a long e vowel sound? I keep going through this in my mind and physically looking at my mouth when I say long e. Both make the same mouth shape, but I need a second/expert opinion.

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Overcoming Visual Challenges: Learning to Read and Write with LOE Foundations

We recently received the following letter from Adriana Buttafoco. Adriana has been beta testing our Foundations Curriculum.

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Phonogram App Final Stages

Logic of English is running an App Design Contest!

Our phonogram App is almost ready to go!

We have developed a fun recognition game to teach the 74 phonograms. The app tracks progress, works through levels that correspond to Essentials, and allows users to pick their own cards for a custom game.

Consonant Blends

List of Consonant Blends

bl cl fl gl pl sl br cr dr fr gr pr tr sk sl sm sn sp st sw tw

Many students struggle with consonant blends when learning how to read.

Help students to learn how to blend by playing auditory blending games.

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Crazy Words Explained 4

This list includes: marina, generalization, mannequin, pneumonia, and interrupt.

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.

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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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