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Foundations B Set - for Starting at B

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LOE Foundations: Reading, Phonics, Spelling and Handwriting for ages 4-7

A discounted bundle specifically for those beginning Logic of English at Foundations B! Includes all the books for level B, plus all the reusable supplements you need to get started with Foundations!

Provide your students with a fun, multi-sensory experience learning to read and write that engages their senses, works naturally with their desire to wiggle and play, and lays a strong foundation for reading and writing success. 

Use our Starting At B Assessment to determine whether your child has all the foundational skills needed to begin Foundations B successfully.

What is Taught in Level B (Lessons 41-80)?

  • 21 multi-letter phonograms
  • Discover 8 spelling rules
  • Learn about schwa and why this sound is so common in English
  • Learn how to read 296 new high-frequency words and the tools for reading thousands of additional words
  • Discover 2 reasons for a silent final E
  • Read one-syllable words with a long vowel sound
  • Identify the medial vowel in a word
  • Read and comprehend simple sentences
  • Learn to write the uppercase letters in cursive or manuscript
  • Match uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Play fun and engaging games

Learn more

What's in the Starting at B Set?

Starting at B is recommended for: 

  • Children age 7 and under who have already begun to read and who have mastered the following skills taught in Foundations A:
    • All the sounds of A-Z
    • Segmenting and blending sounds auditorily
    • Identifying individual sounds within a spoken word.
    • Writing the lowercase letters from muscle memory 
    • Sounding out and reading short vowel words with consonant blends
    • Spelling short vowel words with consonant blends by sounding them out and writing the phonograms
  • Eight-year-olds who have the skills listed above and who enjoy the playful, high-energy style of Foundations lessons. (If an eight year old likes the style of Foundations but has not mastered the skills listed above, start at Foundations A. Many students age eight and up will prefer Essentials.)
  • Use our Starting At B Assessment to determine whether Foundations B is the right starting point for your student!

Pacing and Implementation Tips

  • The "right" pace depends on the age, attention span, and prior reading and language skills of the child. Adjust your pace to suit the student or class. 
  • Children who are already reading fluently will often move quickly through B, focused on learning phonograms, spelling rules, and language concepts that they can apply for spelling and that they will need for the next levels. They will then spend most of their time on the more advanced concepts in levels C and D. Learn more: Starting Foundations with children who can read.
  • Beginning readers who have mastered the skills taught in Foundations A but are not yet reading fluently will usually complete Foundations B at a more typical pace, spending one to two days on each lesson and completing level B in about a semester.
  • Struggling readers who need extra practice may benefit from spending three days on each lesson (or two days, followed by a day of review and games). Note that young children who have not mastered all the skills taught in Foundations A should begin Foundations with level A, which strengthens key foundational reading and language skills. Older struggling readers should start at Essentials

For most young children, Foundations A is the best starting point in Logic of English. In level A, students develop strong phonemic awareness skills, learn all the sounds of the A-Z phonograms, learn to write them in lowercase, and apply these skills as they begin to read and spell CVC words and short vowel words with consonant blends. Learn more about where to start.

Handwriting Style

  • The Foundations B Teacher's Manual includes instructions for teaching the uppercase letters in manuscript AND cursive. 
  • The workbook and supplements come in manuscript OR cursive. Choose the version of this set that matches the style your student is learning.
  • Lowercase is taught in A. Students should be able to write the lowercase in the handwriting style they are learning BEFORE starting Foundations B lessons.

Ordering Information

  • Choose either Manuscript or Cursive for your set, using the drop-down menu above.
  • Both the Teacher’s Manual and the Student Workbook are needed to teach Foundations B.

Teaching Multiple Students?

This set includes everything needed for one teacher and one student. Each additional student will need:

If teaching more than four students:

  • Extra Phonogram Game Cards, if you don't already have them from A (two contrasting decks per group of four students recommended)

After Completing This Level

Children typically spend about four to six months on Foundations B. (Early readers for whom some of the concepts in B are review will often move much more quickly.) After completing level B, you will need:

The best pace depends on the student and setting, but it's common for students to complete the four levels of Foundations in 2-3 years. Students starting at level B typically complete Foundations B, C, and D in 1.5 to 2 years.  

Product Details

Shipping weight: 9.1 lbs.

Teacher's Manual:

  • 3rd Edition - Now includes reading comprehension questions for our new Young Artist Series readers, new comprehension questions for the original Foundations B Readers, and updated section headers highlighting the skill areas practiced in each activity.
  • Hardcover
  • Full color
  • 292 pages

Student Workbook:

  • High-quality paperback
  • Full color
  • Perforated pages for easy tear-out
  • 240 pages

    Foundations B Readers

    • Full color
    • 8 individually bound booklets
    • 8 pages each

    Foundations B Readers: Young Artist Series

    • Full color
    • 8 individually bound booklets
    • 14 pages each
    • Each story in the set is illustrated by a young artist!

      Whistling Whales: Beyond the Sounds of ABC

      • Hardcover
      • Full color
      • 46 pages

      Product SKUs:

      • PFBSSC2 (Cursive Set)
      • PFBSSM2 (Manuscript Set)

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

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