Phonics with Phonograms 1.1.1

To our loyal customers,

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.

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Why You Tilt Your Paper When Writing

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.

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Foundations A Now Shipping!

Foundations Level A has arrived from the printer, and is ready to ship. Pre-orders are shipping now.

Phonograms App Now Available

The Logic of English Phonograms App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch is now Available!

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Rhythm of Handwriting Manuscript Book

The new Manuscript version of The Rhythm of Handwriting program is now available in print!

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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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