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Illustrator, Ingrid Hess

"As an artist, I use design to empower elementary school teachers and their students by creating teaching tools focusing on social justice issues such as peace, economic justice, diversity, environmental issues, education, and... literacy. "

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Sep 29, 2022

Ingrid’s Art: Where Any Child Can Feel Represented

Nichool Castro

She desires that when a child opens one of the books she has illustrated, they see themselves there. “A book where any child feels represented,” said Ingrid,...

Sep 27, 2022

Ingrid Hess: The Illustrator Behind the Doodling Dragons Series and Foundations Curriculum

Guest Blogger

As an artist, I use design to empower elementary school teachers and their students by creating teaching tools focusing on social justice issues such as peace, economic justice, diversity, environmental issues, education, and... literacy.

Sep 8, 2022

An Effective Reading Strategy That Helped Me Learn to Read in Another Language

Nichool Castro

Even though my parents were not trained as reading teachers, their dedication and support taught me the skills needed to read in Spanish and later in English. 

Aug 25, 2022

Five Phonics Myths

Denise Eide

Phonics: A seven-letter word that can cause a ruckus in any room. Despite billions of dollars in reading research, this simple word has been at the center of an educational debate and a great deal of confusion. Much of this confusion is due to the persistence of five myths about phonics.

Aug 9, 2022

Let's GROW Emerging Reading Skills Over the Summer!

Kim Wright

We know from research that when the brain is active and engaged while learning, learning moves to long-term memory, and it sticks. Why not take some time on the sunshiney summer days to review reading skills in a fun and active way and thus grow strong reading branches?

Aug 8, 2022

Word Callers: How To Stop the Guessing

Dr. Christy Jones

I didn’t know then everything I now know about reading. It’s hard not to feel a sense of guilt when I realize how many students I might have been able to help had I known what I know now. But we can’t teach what we don’t know.

Aug 8, 2022

A Mother’s Journey: Struggling Readers and the Science of Reading

Denise Eide

I stopped torture reading with the boys and went back to reading books aloud to them…Within three months, something amazing happened: they began reading chapter books! They read The Chronicles of Narnia, Warrior, and Redwall. They loved reading! At the time I wondered, how was that possible?

Aug 8, 2022

Uncovering the Logic of English: From Memorization and Repetition to a World of Sounds

Nichool Castro

Memorizing words, guessing definitions, looking for synonyms, and watching Netflix® (with subtitles, of course) should not be the only way children or adults learn English. For me, Uncovering the Logic of English was the missing piece of a forgotten puzzle.

Aug 8, 2022

Tips From A Left-Handed Mom

Guest Blogger

I am not sure why it took me so long to realize that I was literally tripping over the solution. Right in the middle of the living room floor was a magnetic drawing board.

Aug 8, 2022

Engaging My Wild Child through Logic of English Foundations

Guest Blogger

He stomps around the room, growling, and gnashing his terrible teeth. He loves to tell me, with a gleam in his eye, that he is MY "wild child."...Homeschooling a child like this is not easy…[but] my child isn’t strange. He is creative, and wild, and oh so bright. He needs to be engaged, and the Foundations program does a fantastic job of doing just that.

Aug 8, 2022

3 Free Resources That Will Transform How You Teach Reading This Fall

Nichool Castro

Whether you are looking for innovative ways to introduce all the sounds of A-Z or need an accessible tool that contains R-controlled vowels, the Logic of English Free Resources are perfect for teaching phonics to anyone!
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