Resources for Classroom Teachers

All of our curriculum is applicable to classroom teachers, as well as to tutors and home educators. You'll find lots of information across our website about words and why they are spelled the way they are, LOE curriculum, and effective approaches to literacy instruction.

However, on this page we've collected links to some of the resources we think will be especially helpful for those of you teaching Logic of English in a classroom setting!

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Sample Parent Letter: Starting LOE in your classroom
Use this letter as written, or adapt it as needed for your setting, to introduce your students' parents to what their children will be learning in Logic of English!

Free Word Wall Templates
Organize your classroom word wall by phonogram, spelling rule, or sound!

Interactive Phonogram Chart
See the phonograms and hear all their sounds! A great way for parents to explore and review the phonograms their children are learning in school. Especially helpful for English language learners!

LOE Progress Monitor Checklists
Checklists for tracking student progress with the skills taught in Foundations and Essentials, including target skills and expected mastery levels for each lesson.

Live Classroom Videos
Logic of English in action! Classroom videos and teacher interviews recorded by Logic of English, as well as others shared with us by teachers and schools.

Downloadable Classroom Resources

Free Word Wall Templates
Organize your classroom word wall by phonogram, spelling rule, or sound!

LOE Progress Monitor Checklists
Checklists for tracking student progress with the skills taught in Foundations and Essentials, including target skills and expected mastery levels for each lesson.

Handwriting paper downloads
Choose the color and line size you want and then print out pages for your students!

Pullout group activities for struggling second grade readers using Essentials
A chart of activities you can do in a pullout group to support second grade struggling readers. Includes correlation with readers from Foundations to help you provide fun, confidence-building, age-appropriate reading comprehension practice!

Free spelling analysis tutorial
A detailed step-by-step guide to how to lead your students through spelling analysis, with links to spelling analysis videos.

Reader Analysis Checklist
Wondering where in Foundations students will have learned all the tools needed to read a particular early reader? We've created a checklist to help you find out. Download the checklist here, and see a list of books that are decodable at different points in Foundations lessons.


School-to-Home Connections — Resources for Engaging Parents with LOE

Sample Parent Letter: Starting LOE in your classroom
Use this letter as written, or adapt it as needed for your setting, to introduce your students' parents to what their children will be learning in Logic of English!

Take-Home Phonogram Game Sets
Printable phonogram game sets for at-home Foundations and Essentials practice, plus other ideas for phonogram practice at home.

The Logic of English Presentation
A fantastic introduction to the Logic of English for parents or for anyone! Award-winning author Denise Eide reveals phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words. No longer will you need to tell your children, "that is an exception," when they misread or misspell a word. Your understanding of English will be transformed!

Interactive Phonogram Chart
See the phonograms and hear all their sounds! A great way for parents to explore and review the phonograms their children are learning in school. Especially helpful for English language learners!

Lesson Planning

Schedules for Essentials
Accelerate, decrease the pace, incorporate the reader, plan an intensive remediation — all sorts of tips for creating your Essentials schedule.

Scheduling Ideas for Summer Reading Camps and Short-Term Interventions
Fast-paced schedules for Essentials, designed for those who have a narrow window of opportunity to introduce students to as many of the tools for reading as possible.

Adjusting the Pace of Foundations Lessons
Suggestions for setting your schedule

Starting Foundations with students who are already reading
Suggestions for how to increase the pace and level of challenge of Foundations lessons for strong readers

Standards
Lists of the ELA standards fulfilled by Foundations and Essentials

Word Lists by Phonogram or Rule
Lists of words we've compiled that use a particular sound of a phonogram or follow a particular spelling rule.

Extra reader ideas for Foundations
A list of additional books that can be decoded at various points in the Foundations lessons, before children finish learning all the phonograms at the end of level C. Download a chart you can use to analyze readers yourself to see what phonograms and spelling rules they use and where they fit into Foundations!

High-Frequency Words Page
Sight words? Phonics? Kill and drill? What's the best way to help beginning readers develop fluency with the most common words? How does Logic of English curriculum teach them? Explore these questions and more, and see lists of the high-frequency words students learn in Logic of English.

Training Resources

Interactive Phonogram Chart
See the phonograms and hear all their sounds!

Spelling Rules
The 31 spelling rules taught in Logic of English, in an online chart so you can check them on the go!

Critical Thinking Skills for Reading, Spelling, and Literacy
70-minute in-service teacher training video. If you're new to Logic of English or looking for a way to introduce it to your colleagues, start here.

Teacher Training Video Course
An in-depth, five-hour online training for those preparing to teach Logic of English — for FREE!

Spelling List Videos
Watch Denise Eide model the process of Spelling Analysis. In each video, she guides students through the process of understanding 25 new spelling words and why they are spelled the way they are.

Other Reading, Spelling, and Training Videos
Free online videos and training about phonograms, spelling rules, handwriting, fluency, teaching spelling analysis, helping struggling readers and spellers, using Logic of English curriculum, and more!

Highlights from the LOE Blog: guidance, teacher tips, and answers to common questions

How much should we review after a break?

The purpose of Foundations spelling lists

The Five Myths of Phonics

Does teaching Cursive interfere with Reading?

What is a Schwa? Helping Students Read and Spell the Schwa Sound

What is a Vowel?

Using Spelling Rule Cards and memorizing spelling rules

Why Teach Cursive First?

The Gift of Struggling Students

Addressing Cynical Students: Providing Real Help to Struggling Readers

Sink and Pink: How do you pronounce the I?

The spelling of "Who"

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Facebook User Group
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