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Left-Handed Mom

 

 

A Guest Blog from Mom and LOE user MaryEllen Beattie:

As a left-handed mom, it was bringing back bad memories of my school days as I watched my left-handed daughter write. She was struggling to hover over the whiteboard in an attempt to not smear the marker with her hand. I could feel her frustration at not being able to form her letters neatly from that position.

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Using and Organizing LOE Flash Cards

Guest blog post by Lori Archer. Lori is a homeschool parent and former classroom teacher, who uses both Essentials and Foundations.

The Logic of English is a brilliant and fun language arts program. LOE effectively and efficiently integrates spelling, grammar, phonics, and writing. And, Logic of English integrates lots of cards (LOTS of cards!): phonogram cards, spelling rule cards, game cards, and this is if you are just doing Essentials. Add in Foundations and you add in more cards. The cards are what make practice and reinforcement engaging for the children, but they can prove to be an organizational dilemma for the instructor.

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The CLOVER Syllable Types and The Logic of English

Knowing the syllable types is vital to reading and decoding multi-syllable words in English. Many great systematic phonics programs use CLOVER to classify syllable types. (Closed, Consonant L Silent E, Open, Vowel Teams, Silent E, R-Controlled) However, sometimes this powerful tool is oversimplified which generates unnecessary confusion and thousands of exceptions.

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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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