Foundations Spelling Lists

Logic of English® Foundations focuses on guiding students into reading, teaching spelling simultaneously because practicing encoding strengthens decoding skills. Starting in the second half of Foundations A, each lesson includes a spelling list to be dictated and analyzed together. The process of spelling analysis helps students practice segmenting, blending, encoding, and decoding as they apply the phonograms and spelling rules they are learning.

In the first three levels of Foundations, each spelling list is carefully controlled for the phonograms, spelling rules, and other linguistic tools that have been taught. The lists focus on teaching high-frequency words, since the ability to decode these words automatically is a key component in developing reading fluency. Students hundreds of high-frequency words over the course of levels , , and in the context of linguistically accurate phonics. As they learn the high-frequency words, they develop skills that equip them to read thousands more.

By the time students begin Foundations , they have learned all the basic phonograms and the spelling rules they need to read most English words, so the lists no longer need to be controlled by phonogram. The lessons begin to focus more on applying the phonograms and rules for spelling while continuing to place the main emphasis on fluency and comprehension in reading. The Foundations D spelling lists are a combination of additional high-frequency words, a number of common words with unusual spellings shaped by morphology, and vocabulary from the children's books used in the lessons.


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