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Beyond the Drill: Fun and Creative Phonogram Practice at Home

Whether you are teaching your child from home or supporting classroom instruction, consistent practice with a playful approach can be a highly effective way for students to internalize phonogram knowledge that allows them to fully unlock the written English language.

The Red Breve

Dec 27, 2023

Beyond the Drill: Fun and Creative Phonogram Practice at Home

Shelby Irwin

Whether you are teaching your child from home or supporting classroom instruction, consistent practice with a playful approach can be a highly effective way for students to internalize phonogram knowledge that allows them to fully unlock the written English language.

Nov 16, 2023

A Guiding Light in Early Education: Logic of English Foundations

Guest Blogger

Our journey with Logic of English Foundations has been nothing short of transformative. It transcended its role as an academic tool, fostering family bonding and turning each lesson into a shared adventure and each accomplishment into collective joy.

Oct 20, 2023

What is the Science of Reading?

Dr. Christy Jones

The Science of Reading is a body of research that has been gathered for decades that sheds light on how people learn to read. This research focuses on the whys and hows of reading in the brain and how pathways are formed in the brain for fluent, successful reading.

Sep 7, 2023

Beyond the ABCs: Teaching Phonograms in the Early Years

Brianna Virden

The more I explored the ins and outs of how and why Logic of English teaches phonograms and spelling rules, the more I understood why my son was struggling, and better yet, how I could help him start connecting the dots.

Aug 15, 2023

Back-to-School Planning: Using the Foundations and Essentials Planning Guides

Brianna Virden

My husband and I both work from home and both contribute to our children’s education. Because of this, planning is key to our homeschool success. The planning guides for Foundations and Essentials have taken the legwork out of my LOE planning process.

Jun 15, 2023

The Science of Reading and Early Childhood Literacy: Using Play and Games To Inspire Confidence and Curiosity

Denise Eide

Early childhood is also an ideal time to introduce children to early decoding skills: phonemic awareness and systematic phonics. The goal is to spark their curiosity about written words, build a connection that all words are made up of sounds, develop an understanding that the letters on the page represent sounds and build their confidence that they will be able to decode the words to create meaning.

May 11, 2023

How To Guide a Summer Reading Camp Using the Essentials Reader

Dr. Christy Jones

The phonograms and spelling rules will make a huge difference in students' ability to read and spell but if you approach it through fun and with doable expectations, you will also help students rebuild their self-confidence and hopefully reignite their love for reading and writing as well!

Apr 6, 2023

Three Ways To Help Develop Phonemic Awareness at Home and in the Classroom

Denise Eide

For students to become strong readers and spellers, teachers must help them develop their phonemic awareness skills like blending and segmenting. Practicing blending words from an auditory prompt prepares students for reading success.

Mar 2, 2023

A Response to Sold a Story: A Parent’s Perspective

Guest Blogger

There is nothing like seeing the joy on my daughter’s face as she learns new sound after new sound and increasingly puts those sounds together to discover words that she recognizes.

Feb 2, 2023

Response to Sold a Story: A Designer’s Perspective

Whitney Jackson

Creating change doesn’t come from the outside in or the top down. Real change is made by truly adapting from the inside out. I feel so fortunate to work for a company comprised of passionate individuals striving to support accuracy and equity in reading education.

Jan 5, 2023

Our Brains Are Very Special - The Letterbox at Play

Nichool Castro

Reading is not hardwired in the brain, but a skill that can be learned…and training our brain's letterbox is a step in the process.

Dec 22, 2022

A Response to Sold a Story: Explaining Away the Evidence

Denise Eide

Listening to Sold a Story, I have never been more hopeful; hopeful about our mission to equip every teacher and parent with this information; hopeful that we can move from talking about the research to implementing the research.
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