Coming in 2017! The second half of Essentials 2nd Edition!


2nd Edition, Volume 2

  • Second half of Essentials — lessons 16-30
  • All remaining basic phonograms
  • All remaining spelling rules, including suffixing rules
    and nine reasons for a Silent E
  • Advanced phonograms
  • More Latin and Greek roots
  • New grammar concepts, including parts of speech, sentence types, verb tenses, and more
  • 15 new spelling words for each level in every lesson

See the Essentials Scope and Sequence to find out what's covered in Volume 2.

Materials needed to teach Essentials Volume 2:

  • all reusable supplements from Essentials Volume 1
  • three new items: Essentials Teacher's Guide Vol. 2 ($75), Student Workbook Vol. 2 ($12), and Morpheme Cards Set 2 ($22).
    Total cost: $109 $98 — save 10% when you buy all three as a set!

For those teaching Volume 1

Volume 2 is still in development, scheduled for release later in 2017. See below for an update from author Denise Eide.

Think you may finish Volume 1 before Volume 2 is ready? See Ideas while waiting for Essentials Volume 2 on the LOE Blog.

Need ideas for decreasing your pace through Volume 1? See our blog post Scheduling Tips for Essentials 2nd Edition.

An Update from Denise...

February 22, 2017

At Logic of English, 2016 was a year of growing pains. As our message continued to expand to reach more people, we reached a point where I needed to pause development work on Essentials to lay a strong business foundation that could handle this growth.

In a few short months we rebuilt our webstore, adopted new accounting software, moved into new warehouse space, learned to drive a forklift, reorganized how we store files, and rethought almost every aspect of our business.

In September, we also hired a business manager, Paul Kampe, to take over most of these tasks full time. This has freed me up to dig back into Essentials!

I love writing lessons, and as always I am learning so much as I rework this curriculum to include more discovery activities, additional spelling lists, and new concepts about how our language works.

The expansion and rewriting of Essentials is a huge project, and we know now that we were overly optimistic about how long Volume 2 would take. Please accept our apologies for the delay. It is taking shape week by week; please know that we will have it available for you as soon as we can.

If you have taught Volume 1, I would enjoy hearing your thoughts as I continue this work. Your feedback and enthusiasm are an inspiration to me!

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