Spring is here, and summer is not far behind! As students approach the end of a school year and parents and teachers look ahead, we are busy growing new things at the Logic of English office - new material for students, new resources for parents and teachers, and training courses for schools and homeschool parents. We continue to be encouraged by the commitment of so many of you to empowering children and adults with accurate information about our language, and to giving tools for successful, ongoing growth in reading and spelling. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with you in that work. Thank you!
Discover the Logic of English
with us this summer!
Logic of English Master Teacher Training
July 27-31. Learn more
Tools for Success for Teaching Reading and Writing
Florence, South Carolina
June 24-25; optional curriculum intensive June 26. Learn more
Homeschool Conferences Join us at a homeschool conference this year! We will have booths at upcoming conferences in Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Alabama, California (Denise Eide will also be a featured speaker at this event), and Arizona. See our online schedule and conference map.
Thank you to those who have stopped by our booth and attended workshops at other conferences already this year!
Well-Trained Mind Online Conference
Too far away to attend a conference where Denise will be speaking? Wishing you could attend a Logic of English seminar without traveling? Now you can!
Join us at the Well-Trained Mind Online Conference. Denise will be offering a three-part seminar for home educators, Teach Reading, Writing, and Handwriting with Success while Having Fun! July 2: The Logic of English: A Way to See Words that Changes Everything!
July 9: Teaching Handwriting with Success
July 16: Nerf Guns and Shaving Cream: Teaching Reading and Spelling to Kids Who Can’t Sit Still
Free Resource of the Month:
Advanced Essentials Spelling Lists!
Teaching Essentials after completing Foundations, reviewing the Essentials lessons a second time, or teaching the curriculum with an older student with strong basic reading and spelling skills? Supplement the lessons with more advanced vocabulary words from the Advanced Essentials Lists!
This free resource offers a compilation of additional words for each Essentials lesson. The words match the linguistic tools students have learned at that point, but are more advanced in terms of vocabulary level and complexity.
For the first eight lists, you can even watch an accompanying video in which Denise teaches the words through Spelling Analysis!
This year we have had the opportunity to partner with Estill Elementary School in South Carolina. They are teaching Logic of English in every grade, and the impact thus far is significant. Teachers report improvement not only in students' reading ability, but in confidence, interest in language and learning, desire to read, and even classroom behavior!
We are particularly thrilled for the opportunity to work with Estill's principal and teachers because they are committed to doing whatever it takes to bring the tools for success in reading to every student, not letting their community's history of poverty and low literacy serve as an excuse, but instead bringing real answers about English and tools for success to each child.
As Estill makes plans for a second year of Logic of English, the National Right to Read Foundation, a non-profit devoted to fighting illiteracy and promoting effective reading instruction for all students, and the South Carolina Literacy Task Force are spearheading a project to bridge the gap between Estill's budget and the cost of the remaining materials they need for 2015-2016. We are thrilled to be able to donate a portion of the needed materials. If you are passionate about fighting illiteracy in America and want to help us share Logic of English with the children of Estill, we encourage you to join us in supporting this project!
Visit NRRF.org to learn about Estill, watch the mini-documentary about Logic of English in their school, or donate materials for Estill students.