The Logic of English Essentials Program for an entire year now and we are as pleased as punch.
Students develop phonemic awareness in words as they learn to identify initial, middle, and ending sounds in words.
Eli and I have been working through.
For instance, after learning three phonograms that make the long a sound (a, ai, ay) and using those in various activities, the next lesson teaches rules about where you typically find each of those phonograms within words (end of a syllable, middle of a word, end.Im mean, seriously, who wants to do the same thing over and over again every day?Because there is so much meaningful review built into the program, there really is no need for more than a few exercises to get. There are plenty of options to meets various learning styles.When phonics, spelling and grammar are taught without strong foundations in the elementary years, its harder to be wonderfully successful in deep reading and fabulous writing in the middle and high school years.A workbook are used to construct readers.From there, you can move into.These are published in three versions: manuscript, cursive, and bookface.Lessons are written for classroom instruction or teaching a single student.The Foundations books have colorful worksheets.You see, each lesson is broken into three main parts: Phonograms, Spelling, and Grammar.Ten spelling rules are taught in the course.
Reading comprehension skills are taught as students learn to sequence events, identify the main idea and the main character, and explain how the story was resolved.
However, the entire days lessons only take us 20-25 minutes.
That means that when the letter a is introduced, students learn the three primary sounds the vowel is likely to make rather than just the short-a sound as is taught in most programs.
(Often, these books go along with our history and science lessons, too.) Many of you know Im not a huge proponent of early grammar instruction and you may think Im stepping on my own advice by using this curriculum.