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Essentials 1-7 Complete Set

Essentials 1-7 Complete Set

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Everything you need for Lessons 1-7 of Essentials, including  reusable supplements you'll use throughout the curriculum!  

Reading, Spelling, Grammar, & Vocabulary

  • Differentiated instruction
  • Three levels of spelling and vocabulary in each lesson
  • Discovery-based instruction
  • Engaging activities
  • Meaningful practice
  • Scripted lessons
  • Extensive helps and teacher tips
  • Phonograms
  • Spelling Rules
  • Parts of Speech, punctuation rules, capitalization rules
  • Efficient vocabulary instruction with prefixes, suffixes, and Greek and Latin roots

Essentials is Recommended for

  • Ages 8 to adult
  • Anyone who wants to learn why English words are spelled the way they are
  • As a spelling, grammar, and vocabulary program for Grades 2-6
  • Struggling readers age 8 and up
  • Struggling spellers age 8 and up
  • Students with dyslexia
  • Students continuing from Foundations who are ready to go deeper with the phonograms and rules, build spelling mastery, and learn grammar and new vocabulary concepts


  • None. See notes below if the student needs handwriting instruction. 
  • If needed, use the ten optional Pre-Lessons in the 1-7 Teacher's Guide to strengthen foundational skills before beginning Lesson 1. There is a Placement Test to help you determine the right starting point for each student.

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What is Included?

This set includes all the components of Essentials needed to teach the first seven lessons of the curriculum - typically a quarter to a semester depending on your pace - to one student.

    Other Materials

    Teaching multiple students?

    Each additional student will need:

    Handwriting Styles

    • Essentials does not teach handwriting. Students may complete Essentials lessons with either cursive or manuscript handwriting; the sample text is in a standard bookface font to allow greater flexibility.
    • Choose your second set of Phonogram Game Cards (using the drop down menu above) according to which handwriting style the student is using. This enables students to practice reading the phonograms both as they appear in books and as they appear in writing.

    If Handwriting Instruction is Needed

    Continuing through Essentials

    After completing these lessons, add the new materials for Lessons 8-15. Continue with Lessons 16-22 and 23-30 when you are ready for them.  At a pace of one lesson per week, you can complete all 30 lessons in a school year; at a pace of half a lesson per week you will complete about 15 lessons in a school year.

    The entire curriculum, Lessons 1-30, can then be reused up to two additional times at a more advanced level of instruction.

    Product Details

    SKU: PE2S1CP - Essentials 1-7 Complete Set with Cursive game cards
    SKU: PE2S1MP - Essentials 1-7 Complete Set with Manuscript game cards

    Weight: 8.55 lbs.

    Essentials Teacher's Guide, Lessons 1-7

    • Lessons 1-7
    • 352 pages
    • Full color
    • Casebound textbook

    Essentials Student Workbook, Lessons 1-7

    • 113 pages
    • Paperback

    Logic of English Spelling Journal

    • 79 pages
    • Paperback

      Logic of English Cursive & Manuscript School Fonts © David Occhino Design.

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